Frantic flitter flutter
Bang crash on the glass
Scared and hungry, breath stutters
The exhaustion is utter
Strange faces in the window
Big frightening loud
Oh! Wow! Ew!
Safe on the other side
From this hideous spectacle
She didn’t mean to get stuck in here
Her fuel is fading fast
The food she needs on the flipside of the glass
Not one life on the line but two
A tiny helpless infant waits at home
For a meal it can’t get on its own
Oh, a bat! A bat!
Do you want to see a bat?
Ew, would you look at that!
Scared and alone
With no way home
If that were you
Wouldn’t you want help too?
Yet you just point and stare
You got your thrill
Beyond that your don’t really care
We should call animal control
They can come set it free
It needs to hunt all night
To eat two thirds of its weight to survive
It will die of panic and fatigue
If we just…
Oh, excuse me, where are my manners?
I forgot, we are the only beings that matter
I forgot, we own the world in every way
And all the creatures that were here before us
Are just a nuisance in our day
Go home, tell the story of the bat trapped in the hardware store
I forgot that animals are just for looking at
And our amusement is all they’re really for
Go on, gawk at the ugly bat
That’s all her life is worth, nothing more.