Hummingbird mama —
abandons her nonviable eggs
but keeps checking back
a few more times, just to be sure.
Nested arms fall off a saguaro,
break open on the ground
like fragile eggshells —
after decades of desert still-life
a few seconds of death-motion.
But the night breeze is so beautiful
those breezes are — so beautiful,
it’s hard not to get swept away.