The Drinking Gourd
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The Drinking Gourd

Hummingbird Heart

A hummingbird’s heart / is too large for its body

Image: flying hummingbird approaching an orange flower. The hummingbird is a mixture of light blues and greens with a purple cheek. Photo by James Wainscoat on Unsplash

A hummingbird’s heart
is too large for its body

it’s swift movements
a buzz, a flicker of keyhole light.

When it builds its nest
it builds it with spiderweb

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The Drinking Gourd provides nuanced depictions of the Black Muslim Diaspora through various forms of media, including but not limited to: visual art, poems, non-fiction, and fiction.

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Sagirah Shahid

Sagirah Shahid

Sagirah (she/her) is a Black Muslim poet from Minneapolis, MN. Follow her on Twitter:@SagirahS www.sagirahshahid.com

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