The hummingbirds
arrived in our backyard
again this summer,
stopping to refuel
on their long flight south.

We watched
as they helicoptered
around the feeders,
hovering as if frozen
in time and space
before darting off
to some secret place
in the forest.

Back and forth they sped,
their antics forming memories
that we will savor
for the uncertain time
memory lasts.