• Vol. 09
  • Chapter 05

Noteworthy Songs of Humming Birds

Ruby-throated, I rainbow
melodies, delineate

morsels of sky,
untenanted, into clear

blue, pebble and shoe,
a litany of now, now,

now. I peg these humble
collections on a clothes-

line of clouds: every
sight, every music

box metal tooth,
I deposit within earshot,

then hurry out of sight.