Poem: The Hummers Tease

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In the home stretch. It’s day 26 of 30 in the City of Refuge Poem-a-Thon. I’m writing about hummingbirds today.

The Hummers Tease

The hummers drop hints
that they’ve returned 
to the trumpet vines
one more year. 
Tiny shadows blink 
through green sinews
like floaters in my eye.
Look at them directly,
they disappear.
Orange blossoms are 
not yet open.
Look elsewhere little 
thimbleful of feathers.
Grow and come back in a week.
Then dangle your colors 
before me as you feed
giving me more than a tease.


Author: thedamari

I live in Missouri, a more beautiful place than many realize. I love writing, reading, walking, bicycling, and making lists. I’ve written poetry since I was seven. A few years ago I branched out into short fiction and memoir pieces. I also perpetually have a novel in progress. My brain pursues ideas at a brisk pace, wandering all over the map. This blog represents one of my efforts to keep up with it.

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