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Tiny woman—

shut up inside her

wooden cabin with

locked doors and

jaws —

spends her nights

weaving threads of clouds into

strings of sound.

Hummingbird boy flies in

through the window,

lands on her pillow and

lays for a while, caressing her hair,

spilling words into her ears as he

scatters secret seeds

across her sheets.

In the morning,

the cabin woman washes

the stains he left.

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