bats

have you ever seen a bat fly at night

doesn't look like that image in your head
drawn by your five year old self:
two black dots for eyes and a straight
mouth with two canines poking out
wings shaped like umbrellas

looks more like two strips of paper dipped in black tar
one strip's edge glued to the other.
a little, glossy thing; she's pretty fast
but flimsy

meanwhile, the circles under my eyes
remind me i should be sleeping at night