The Gila

I love a God
who creates hummingbirds
tiny winged jewels
that cause grownups to smile
miniature whimsical sprites
the weight of a copper coin
1200 heartbeats per minute
with no apparent purpose
but to remind us of beauty
the power of stamina
the fragility of life
no apparent purpose
except to delight
us
we who were born
so the Universe could get to know
itself
we who were fashioned from bone
so someone
could appreciate
the hummingbirds
they who have no apparent purpose
other than joy
and to remind us to be careful
caretakers
gentle giants
mindful of our powerful hands
and their creations
like God.

© S. Rinderle, 7/19/14