Ursula Moeller Just Saw A Ruby-Crowned Kinglet Out Her Window

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Ruby-crowned kinglet
pencil-thin red slash
crowns its head,
white eye ring
suggests amazement
at its compactness,
bird book insists
0.19oz weight
how can it be?

acrobatic
flits to our suet
tiny jabs
from a tinier beak
one millet seed
at a time
tail flicks
in thanks?
and is gone

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