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Where the Wild Bees are

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In the cavernous depths of a

lifeless stump

 

or the damp decay

of Gaia’s womb

 

under the dry crunch

of desiccated leaves

 

or the deep green pith

of a sleeping stem

 

shrouded in the divine chemistry

of nature’s madness

 

she waits there to emerge

precisely when the time is right

 

to seek the

mottled color

 

of sweet fields

and lonely blossoms.

 

You may see a reflection

of a flying gem

 

or a wild darling

encased in yellow dust

 

peering from within

a velvet bloom.

 

She knows nothing of

her power

 

to draw the minds

of humans

 

nor the ways that we

delight in her genius

 

she simply persists

in her gentle mission

 

whispering her secrets to

one bloom after another.

 

Cherish her home,

her offering is

 

worth a thousand

dead stumps