The Flight of the Hummingbird

IMPOSSIBLE PLUCK brings the wingbeat hum

of feathers so fine on a northern flight
over a thousand miles, transcontinental and instinctive.

The tiniest of birds, hearts racing
determined to find home

sipping nectar, dipping insects
Broad Tailed, Ruby Throated, Black Chinned, Rufous.

Dusted with the magic of delicate resilience
keen and light as a pixie
so easily lured by color blaze and sugar
to my garden
where your tree, your branch, your perch awaits.

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