The Loyal Honey Bee

Study of Flowers and Insects Balthasar van der Ast
Study of Flowers and Insects Balthasar van der Ast

Submitted by Himalia

There goes the loyal honey bee.
I’ve never tasted your venom,
but I wallow in it just the same.
I’ll spread your wax on my lips
just so the one I love will dictate me sweet.
You collect nectar
like I collect fears.
But I’ll squeeze your endless work into my chamomile tea
just so my taste buds are enthused.
Just for a moment of peace.


Photo credit: Study of Flowers and Insects Balthasar van der Ast

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