The Hummingbird

Paul Kacer

Like a hummingbird

I’d like to be free.

We face each other

While he levitates

Right in front of me

Then he sets sail

Around my yard

In spurts and

Bursts of speed

Unlike the doves

Who travel in pairs

Or the quails who

Don’t go anywhere

Unless their family

Is in tow like the decals

Of families on the rear

Window’s of SUVs

So, who decides

The Hummingbird

Can be so free

We will never know

But I’m old now

And would rather be

A hummingbird than me