ZUNZÚN

 
 
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ZunZún is a Cuban word for a local hummingbird. The smallest bird on the planet, actually. No other bird can say that. You got ostriches out there looking like velociraptors. Looking like they could kill you. And you have crows, which are really cool too, you gotta admit. But are they the smallest? No bitch, they are not. And there’s a pride in the distinction of being the most of anything, even the smallest. So ZunZún’s are proud little birds. They’re an uppity barista. They’re a cashier who gives you lip. They’re a flippant garbage collector who won’t take your trash if it’s not in the bin. They are small, but they are fierce. (Drag queen fierce.) Zoom out and they’re a chorus. They’re an army. They’re a swarm. And I am one of them, a glittery spec in a swarm.