Dogs 2014

UNINVITED DUES
(6/27/14)


I spotted
a hummingbird
flitting
through the oak
the week
before

a feeder
seemed
to be
in order

I look
outside now
where it hangs
only to see
wasps
and bees
sampling
the fare

the fairly
constant volume
of red solution
tells me
that the intended
guests
have not
yet appeared

I
am accustomed
to espying beauty
but accepting
stings

greedy insects
are what
I seem
to deserve