Poems and Poetry

Home for the Winter | A Poem by Donal Mahoney

The last hummingbird
arrives at the feeder

all aflutter
in late September,

a final sip before flying
home for the winter.

Carl watches the bird
as he has all summer

through the fog of age.
He now calls Cassandra

after all these years
and asks her to dinner.

Cassandra says yes
and wears the red dress

he gave her one Christmas
when they were together.

Gracious as ever
Cassandra understands.

She feeds hummingbirds too
and takes Carl home.

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