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Monday's Poem


Wendy Morton believes that poetry is the shortest distance between two hearts. She has four books of poetry and a memoir, Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast. She is the founder of Random Acts of Poetry, a national literacy initiative. She hosts Planet Earth Poetry, a weekly reading series in Victoria.

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© 2008 Wendy Morton


The hummingbird in the back garden
doesn't know about the global meltdown.
She's sitting tight on her own nest egg,
by the heated feeder we've wrapped
with coils and duct tape.
We think the heat moves up to her,
because she stays put through
December's hail and Arctic winds
that whip right through
the ivy and snowberries.
Fluffed up and iridescent,
she's just waiting for the light.