EDITOR’S CHOICE: The Loyal Honey Bee – A Poem by Himalia

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

*EDITOR’S CHOICE AWARD: Bringing some of my favorite previously published poems back to the front page

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.

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