Hummingbirds

    Istanbul doorMother of Pearl door, Istanbul

Nails cut red sea scallops into her thumb
Held back from digging deeper.
What was the point?
He’d shut his Facebook door
Disenfranchised her from sending
Text messages
Seven years of speaking
Every day
Slammed shut silence.
Read Pablo Neruda’s Lost Poems
Listened to hummingbirds
Chitter outside on her patio
Beak-sipping from red plastic flowers,
A sugar sweetness but no nectar,
Wondering
as she retracted her finger
If the hummingbirds knew
If they could tell the difference.

Two Places: Cross the Bay Bridge to Oakland, California and walk the bayous of Louisiana
Price(USD): $15.00

About Lenore Weiss

Lenore's collections include "Tap Dancing on the Silverado Trail" (2011) from Finishing Line Press, “Sh’ma Yis’rael” (2007) from Pudding House Publications, and "Cutting Down the Last Tree on Easter Island" (West End Press, 2012). Her writing has won recognition from Poets&Writers (finalist in California Voices contest) and as a finalist for Pablo Neruda Prize, Nimrod International Journal. The Society for Technical Communication has recognized her work regarding Technical Literacy in the schools. All material is copyrighted on this site and cannot be used without the author's permission.
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