Thursday, November 7, 2019


The bee makes the honeycomb
from which honey is extracted
as payment by the farmer
who believes he is due
for his efforts
on the bee's behalf:
constructing wooden replicas
of hives and maintaining
orchards from which
pollen can be collected.
What hard work
the farmer does!
How happy the bee
unknowing and unknown
traipsing the leafy corridors
of their imagined home
dragging the golden 
treasure home 
on their legs
like mud

the farmer's dog
can't shake off.