Hummingbird Acetylene

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The  turquoise flame of a hummingbird’s head
is a blazing torch of acetylene

burning, as when my father put a welding tip to steel
joining parts of his world with the bluegreen flame
he held between

this hummingbird burns in afternoon lightHummingbird 01
at the mouth of a flower in god’s machine

jabbing her tip at a perfect hour
joining his flame to mine
in a darting iridescent gleam
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by Jim Culleny
5/30/14

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