At The Lip Of A Flower

Photo by Shlomo Shalev on Unsplash

Hummingbird hovers
at the lip of a flower
nurtured by its kiss.

I sat watching a hummingbird today as he whirred around the lips of a scarlet blossom. The intensity of his concentration was punctuated by high-pitched squeaks.

His energetic fervor as he probed with his…



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Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.