hummingbird zip

A park

crimson mankhet

gleaming ruby in gold,

undulates, hovers and zips

then hangs on blurred wings

vibrating in dynamic queue

for a landing, clear and unhurried

Feet to plastic

and wings whipping,

dips its tongue, steadies,

darts off as others zip

whirl-drawn to prized nectar

One chases off another,

while two circle and

slip by, slip and zip

up and round and by

zip, zip, sip, circle,

whirl, slip, zip, zip,

sip, sip, dart off to sip again.

A play scape

Children display skills

circling wood structure,

with slide and steps and bright red top.

It draws them in to climb and slide,

climb and slide, climb, climb, climb,

one runs off another, while two slip

by and slide, scream and yell,

giggle and laugh, scream and laugh,

laugh, laugh, slide and climb.

Triggers memories of

my children’s wild and random pleasure

when they, too, honed their skills.

A flow

Children up and down, around

and around back to base with

crimson security round,

climb and slide, climb and slide

meld with nature’s motion, climb and slide,

dart and climb, hover and zip

sip, sip, sip, sip

zip, sip, zip, sip, sip

climb and slide, climb and slide

zip, sip, sip, zip, zip, climb,

zip, slide, sip, sip, sip

climb and slide, zip and slide

sip and slide

zip, zip, sip


About cwanager77

Hi, I'm Chuck, and I'm the author of "Jackson Flats," which you can find on and Kindle books. My Web page is The novel's packed with humor and is a fast read. I also like to travel. I'm especially happy when I can do both and tell others about my experiences. I write about my travel over the globe and close to home. With my posts, you read not only about my travels but about ways to travel lightly and cheaply, and where to stay for less. Travel the world close to home and far away with my posts.
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