honey..i swear this is for the birds…

honey..i swear this is for the birds...

i have been
carefully
watching hummingbirds
as they
battle for air supremacy
seeking
the sweets encased
in a plastic feeder
with
the same ferocity
i must say
as humans
seeking the last drop
of deep-sea oil
human sweets
of course
being
profit margins
regardless
of species
the battles continue
i’ve
even found
dead hummingbirds
on the ground
who
in the heat of battle
flew into plexiglass walls
not
seeing the danger
like
humans
willing to destroy
not only
animal habitats
but
their own
cuz
they’re flying high
on
financial conquests
but
all the while
approaching
the earth’s
translucent walls

12 thoughts on “honey..i swear this is for the birds…

  1. Sadly true and I like the analogy. Powerful. (Off subject: You know, I’ve no yet been able to catch a hummingbird on film yet. Well done. Charlie, I hope you’ll share one or two things with us this month on Bardo. Your participation has been missed and your contributions are valued.)

    Hope life is treating you well, Charlie.
    Warmest regards,
    Jamie

  2. That battle on power is visiable through every living thing. I watched animal planet over the weekend. The hummingbirds birds were feeding. Three of them were aware of a praying mantas the fourth ignore it and the praying mantas attacked the hummingbird flipping it over. They didn’t show the battle but said they both survived.

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