May/June 2016 • Vol. XXXVIII No. 3 Nature's Nature |

Myotis lucifugus

To be "mouse-eared" and "light-fearing," hold in corners, require the warmth of others, half a million in winter. If there's a creature of the cabinet, the eave, the tucked-away hearth, it is this, tremor in the chimney, clinger-to of soffits. Trees sway with their thoughts. And as so often happens with the dun, unassuming things in our lives, we lose it barely after we come to know it.

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Benjamin Landry is the author of Burn Lyrics, Particle and Wave, and An Ocean Away. He received a 2016 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for his poetry, which has appeared in journals such as American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review, and the New Yorker. Learn more about his work at www.benjaminlandry.wordpress.com.

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