What Is It?
by Elton Brooks
(Perdido, Al, USA)
Whoosh! "Look! There it goes!"
"What is it? I didn't see a thing."
Whoosh! "Hey, it tickled my nose!"
"What is it? Let me get off this swing."
"Are you playing a trick on me?"
"Lookout! Here it comes again!"
"Now, all I see is that big old tree."
"But, I keep hearing a noise like a fan."
"What is it? Tell me, before I go insane?"
Laughingly, my friend says to me,
"Look over there on the window pane!"
His Mama's bird feeder was all I could see.
"Over here! Over here! In the backyard!
"What is it?" I ran to see nothing and I said with a jeer,
"I'm getting very upset with all the canard!"
Then again, whoosh! It flew right past my ear!
What is it? I felt the wind pass along my neck!
Quickly, I turned without saying a word,
Sitting on the feeder by the backyard deck,
Was the most beautiful and so tiny, Hummingbird!