Patchwork

Submitted by Christine Goodnough

She sews cheerful patches
to cover the many holes
poverty pokes through


 

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Photo credit: Sewing in an Interior – Bertha Wegmann

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The Loyal Honey Bee

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