On the cusp of autumn


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Searching for
The penultimate
Summer nectar;
Gliding gently
Onto slippery, soft
Petals releasing
Wild woody notes.
A saturating sherbet
Feast awaiting.
A chilly blaze
And brittle breeze
Curl up dozy petals.
Rewarded,
The bee drifts away
Dreaming of home.

Humble Bee


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Humble bee,
Survivor
Of insect
Nerve agent:
A statement
To persecutors
Whose purses
Bulge
At our bees
Expense.

Secure in a
Secret haven,
This furry friend
Works wisely,
Minutely,
It’s prize,
Protective
Pollen.

www.beekind.bumblebeeconservation.org

References: Gouson Dave, A sting in the tail