Hummingbird Sage

Salvia spathacea

PAUL WILLIS

July Again

(Salvia spathacea)

 

Pitcher sage, you are once more

past your wisdom, leaves and petals

dried to a crust of former thought.

 

Yet you persist in offering

your one dusty aphorism, totally lost

on the hummingbirds who pass you by.

Photo Credit: Amanda Sparkman