Brief Joy

Oh joy, the hummingbirds
found my porch
therein to seek the nectar
which is placed
for their nourishment.

Bright blue and green essence
beating faster
than the eye or even 
a camera shutter can see
minuscule images of suddenness.

Their blessing is not sought 
by lesser creatures
who sting and buzz
but attracts only those
for whom it was intended.

Hummingbirds, once in a pair
mostly alone,
come to briefly feast
knowing not that they provide
the real purpose, my enjoyment.



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C. David Hoit
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