Blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsSpring 2012 v11n1
an online journal of literature and the arts
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This Life with Bees

Bees see your face as a strange flower:
each eye a bloom. The darkness

pooling between parted lips,
holds something they would gather.

They measure the length of your collar bone,
the curve between each finger,

keep careful notes on your habits,
your growing. Outside of the apiary

nothing is ordinary. It’s more
than queen and colony.

It’s the investigation,
the taking.  end  

“Bees See your Face as a Strange Flower.” LiveScience. Purch. 04 Feb. 2010. Web. 24 Sept. 2014.

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