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  • Tears in my eyes
    watching two hummingbirds flit
    through my yard
    fighting over pansies
    smiling dumbly in their hanging pot
    Tears because
    I have provided
    something for these tiny, miraculous creatures
    nectar
    and a reason to swoop and dart:
    "This is mine."
    And they have given me
    chance to witness
    their wings
    furious and ridiculous
    holding hope in the air
    like an exclamation point.
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