Honeybee and House Finch

Outside my window, a honeybee
and house finch
sip water from the birdbath

Respectfully indifferent
to their differences

Wings of skeletal sheet
and hamuli, wings of feather
and bone

We are all equal in our thirst.


Poem and Photo by Deborah Davidovits

Deborah Davidovits lives on the edge of the woods in Beacon, NY. She is an artist, teacher of the Deaf, and beekeeper. Her poetry has been published in the Tiny Seed Literary Journal; Nature in the Now, Juxtaprose Literary Magazine, and Dispatches from the Poetry Wars. www.deborahdavidovits.com