One of my favorite memories from 2018 — my hummingbirds, Mama and Peek. (RIP Poke)
In the photo, they look like they’re talking. I imagine their conversation in my poem…
What are the clouds?
What is the sky?
Where are the flowers?
How do I fly?
The clouds are magic
The sky is blue air
The flowers are growing
You can hum everywhere.
I like my nest.
How did you make it?
I see spider silk in it,
How did you take it?
The nest is your home
I made it with love
The spiders were smiling
They could see it above,
Tell me more of the things I need to know.
How to stay safe and how to let go?
What will I do when you fly away?
I’ll grow up soon but I wish you would stay.
I’ll teach you everything about being a bird,
I won’t leave till you’re ready, I give you my word.
We’re tiny and swift and clever and smart,
I love you, sweet baby, with all of my heart.
Hope you have a good 2019 everybody!