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Humming Bird

"I asked you for a sign"

Humming Bird
Photo by James Wainscoat on Unsplash


I asked you for a sign

to know you're watching over me.

And I watched day after day,

humming bird after humming bird,

as you tried to reach me

on the other side of my window.


Somewhere inside I could feel your presence

on the other side of the glass.

Flapping your wings furiously,

inhabiting the body of some creature

just to reach out to me.


Exercising at home isn't particularly memorable.

Until I passed my desk, behind my chair,

and smelled faintly, out of the blue - cologne

that was somehow familial.


I failed to associate this familiar scent.

Until a half a second later,

when the outline of your smile

and the booming of your voice

reminded me that my brother

is still around.

Check out my collection of original haikus titled "Wisteria - A Collection of Haikus"

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Derek Evers
Derek Evers
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