• Vol. 09
  • Chapter 05

The watcher watched

I was sitting on the porch
in the shade
looking into the woods
and listening

Squirrels were calling
crying to each other
coming closer

A fawn
stood in a clearing
watching me as I sat
the watcher watched

Then right there
in front of me
a hummingbird
was hanging in the air

A hummingbird!

I watched as it hung
close enough to touch
wings vibrating


The watcher watched

it was drinking
from a blossom
on the plant beside me
where I sat on the porch
in the shade

And everything stopped
I held my breath
the humming bird drank

and vanished
into the shimmering air