Poetry By John CannonSuch a small gesture
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Such a small gesture
By John Cannon

Mix a little sugar
and water,
chill it,

and hang out
a hummingbird
feeder.

Such a small
thing to do,

and, of course,
I do it
mostly for myself.

Yet
when they zoom in
from all directions ―

hovering,

dipping their tiny bills,

dancing with abandon,

chasing each other
up and down
and sideways,

I canít help but believe
they are truly grateful

and beyond that,
they are exuberant,

they literally vibrate
with joy.

Well ― listen ―
canít you hear them ―

humming
and chirping
with delight?

Yes, yes,
thatís just what
they are doing

and so,
dear friends,

am I.

Photos by Sharon Fisher

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