Buzzed By a Hummingbird

by Jerry Ratch



Some tough young punk with dreadlocks 

Was walking down the sidewalk while texting 

And got frightened when he was buzzed 

By a hummingbird 

Saying “oh shit” 


He ducked, but then looked all around 

To make sure no one saw him 

Of course, I was laughing 

And he started toward me 

But then got buzzed again 


And again he ducked, saying 

“Shit, shit” 

Then he just looked at me 

As if to say, “Look, just  

“Call off the hummingbirds 

Will you?” 


So, I did