Published this week in Mojave Heart Review: Mother and Moon.
They’ve set it beautifully, a nice clean reading experience, so please click through above.. They don’t use photos with the pieces, though, and you know I always do…so please scroll below, too. :)
Mother & Moon
Hummingbird fills up
the symmetrical cup
of her nest
on the blossoming skirts of the backyard lime tree.
She’s a scrimshaw ship
with her tail uptipped
out one side
and her black beak a compass that points toward her hope.
She blinks like me:
as this moment
she’s let me so close we are black eye to blue.
On an outbreath she’ll fly
in one flick of that eye —
but this second
keeps watch with the westering sun, and the moon
as she rises on time,
climbs over the lime —
cumulus puff in vast skies — just nest-sized.