the hummingbird that caressed my cheek

by Luminita Suse

gazed at me while I read a text
on the cell phone
over and over
again
grief hauling seas of salt
in hollow eyes
each feather
a sigh
and hummingbirds, of all creatures
know it isn’t worth standing still
for emptiness

Published in The Broken City, Issue 6, Toronto, 2010


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