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Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Day Care




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by Pauline Binder

August 12, 2019 (originally published November 25, 2017)


I wish I were a hummingbird
with bright red beak and swallow tail curved
I’d fly from flower to flower gathering
nectar with my beak
in your lovely garden by the creek
and flit by the blue hammock where you sleep

I would not disturb you, no my dear
I’d fly real close but have no fear
I would not frighten you or make you sad
as I feast on orchids, hibiscus, bromeliads
I’d flutter my wings and dance and dance
to get your attention just perchance
you’d see the way my feathers shine
and smile at me just one time


Pauline Binder was born in Jamaica, West Indies and has lived in the Bronx for most of her life.  She is a graduate of Taft High School and Lehman College and is now retired.

To submit writing for publication on WEEKDAY MAGAZINEclick here.  Fiction, non-fiction, commentary, news, news analysis, and poetry are welcome.  Bronx slant always preferred.

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