Here’s Looking at You


Sun’s out,

hummingbirds are humming.


Then one stops,


One eye

Stares at me

Staring at him.


He hovers,

flicks away.

What was his name?



Ruby-throated Hummingbird, or

Nano AeroIvironment Spy Drone,


Which looks and flies

like a hummingbird

with a camera behind its eye.


Either the wild is

Welcoming me back home or


The insurance company is

Ensuring I’m




About alicebarrett

Small town writer
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