Hummingbirds and Butterflies, poem by Joe Testa

I am poison.

Alcohol, turbulence, anxiety
and self doubt, burning my soul
for decades.

Taking life hard
and making it harder.

She is love.

Natural in beauty and peace,
her essence effortlessly defines
her life.

She is hummingbirds and

And she is a savior, thirty
years in the making.

My shell has been cracked and
her love has seeped in, allowing
for hope, happiness and inspiration.

Precious gifts so long overlooked.

The power of gentle beauty,
underestimated, is delicately expressed.

Hummingbirds and butterflies.