Will you be tempted by my latest attempt
to lure you into my life?
The black lacquer hook secures the playful pedestal
I’ve erected in your honor
I’ve erected in your absence.
An erection in remembrance.
I’ve seen your rotating spin soar high above
The deep green weeping willow for me.
The one that shelters the violets.
The one that mimics my pain.
The one that forgets me not.
The one I know you remember.
Secretly, I watch you dive haphazardly into an amorous arc
Your wings beating 100 times a second, sometimes two.
Your body contorted into hopeful angles,
To attract the attention of the ruby throated one next door.
She is younger. She is shiny.
But how can you want her? She’s not me.
The U shapes you form as you fly higher
Make me cry.
I offer you crimson nectar with the hope
This Summer won’t be another fly by.