Hummingbird, by Robert Walton

Hummingbird
by Robert Walton

You take a break
In first sunshine,
A grass stem
Barely bending
Beneath your weight –
The dried flames
Of Indian paintbrush
Are slim pickings –
Gone.

 

 

Photo by Ed Haskell

Please visit his website for more information about him: http://chaosgatebook.wordpress.com/

Robert Walton’s novel, Dawn Drums was awarded first place in the 2014 Arizona Authors Association’s literary contest and also won the 2014 Tony Hillerman Best Fiction Award. With Barry Malzburg, Walton wrote The Man Who Murdered Mozart, published by Fantasy & SF in 2011. His “Do you feel lucky, Punk?” received a prize in the 2018 Bartleby Snopes dialog only contest. Most recently, his story, “Tryst” was published in The Ghost Story. Robert is a retired middle school teacher and a lifelong mountaineer with many ascents in the Sierras and Pinnacles National Park. He lives in King City, California.

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