A hummingbird flitters by,
The glittering feeder gone dry.
Guilty, I note,
Unwholesomely, upon my feathered friends, I dote.
To watch and claim my own wee-beast
I succor them from best to least.
A flighty friend, too, am I,
To wander hungry, expectations sigh.
Where to feed,
To fill my need?
The easy sugar-treat
Weakness does entreat.
Culinary goodness command,
Time, patience, skill demand.
Does the tiny bird entreat?
“Don’t follow me to water-sweet.
Rather look and seek,
Nature’s blossoms—humble, meek.”
The shiny bottle drained.
All manner of creatures claimed.
The fake and unnatural retreat.
Their honest virtue must compete.
Plant flowering bushes to abound!
Nectar options our homes surround.
Seek not the easy-life,
Without work, sweat, and myriad-strife.
Fly to that which our Creator did intend,
Our wills to bend.
To humble flower from the Earth grows true.
Or from emptiness, we shall rue.
Books by A. K. Frailey
Historical Fiction & Science Fiction Blend Novels
OldEarth ARAM Encounter https://amzn.to/2KLhlsN
OldEarth Ishtar Encounter https://amzn.to/2OAkDQF
OldEarth Neb Encounter https://amzn.to/3iGqGlQ
OldEarth Georgios Encounter https://amzn.to/3v7w8oI
OldEarth Melchior Encounter (In Production)
Science Fiction Novels
Last of Her Kind http://amzn.to/2y1HJvg
Newearth: Justine Awakens http://amzn.to/2pq0vWN
It Might Have Been—And Other Short Stories https://amzn.to/2XXdDDz
Encounter Science Fiction Short Stories & Novella https://amzn.to/3dq6q5l
My Road Goes Ever On—Spiritual Being, Human Journey https://amzn.to/2KvF3Ll
The Road Goes Ever On—A Christian Journey Through The Lord of the Rings https://amzn.to/3rtAy6S
The Adventures of Tally-Ho http://amzn.to/2sLfcI5
Hope’s Embrace & Other Poems https://amzn.to/3cn22X8