I’m awake at dawn, the clock strikes 5 as I watch
The fan above turn the sultry summer air around and
Around with the thoughts in my head – WHAT TO DO
Today. The list begins as I stretch and wonder why I do
What I do until I move past the window and pause.
She’s there, sipping as daintily as a lady drinking tea from a
China cup, but instead, this green fluorescent fairy zips her wings
Faster than sight as she hovers over my red-bottomed feeder and
YES, she turns her head with her long-nosed pipe and she
Winks, I swear she winks with gratitude and joy and I realize
Oh, that’s why I do what I do.