FOX CONTEMPLATES THE NATURE OF BEES
Let’s talk about them, bees.
Let’s talk about the honeycomb
that keeps them going, keeps them buzzing
around the queen who is their Core
huge and pure and full of sweet
so full and pure and huge she lives
to shape existence in the hive
that hums its own true universe
beyond lungs’ breath, beyond tongues’ taste,
gold and gold from hot sun’s gold,
the center of their conversation,
bold firm bodies, busy wings.
Image: “Bee Fascinated” by Debra Hall, via Grey Pepper Art. Appears by permission.
“Fox Contemplates the Nature of Bees” first appeared in The Ithaca Times in January 2013 and appears by permission of Kathryn Machan.