poetry by j matthew waters

it’s sometime in August and it’s rained for days

alone I sit in the sunroom
wondering when in the world
I’ll see the light of day
or mow the yard
or ride my bike
or snap photograph
after photograph
in the once colorful garden

in the meantime
ruby-throated hummingbirds
feast on homemade nectar
the feeder hanging beneath the eave
the rain not stopping them
from coming and going
as they damn well please

august two thousand sixteen
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8 thoughts on “it’s sometime in August and it’s rained for days

  1. John, I enjoyed this and can picture you in your sunroom overlooking the garden ~ sounds lovely. I would welcome some rain here ~ it’s been hot and humid in NY with temps above 90’s! 🙂

  2. That sounds almost Southern Hemispherical. I have been rained on for days on end! Our equivalent birds are honey eaters and they are having a ball with the pre-spring flowering of our native plants 🙂

  3. Life goes on regardless of what’s happening to us..

  4. Lethargy might be fine, but never for a hummingbird.

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