Swallowed

 

Here come the swallows

as light is swallowed by night

in the half-light dusk light between

they flit

twittering

 

a conversation of the mad

obsessed

the single-minded

mosquito hunters

 

light fades

 

then the bats

silent-winged

the whoosh of displaced air as they rush

brushing faces

single-minded

 

mosquito hunters

 

as the light

is swallowed by the night

 

hush.