Saturday, May 16, 2015

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Sweeter to me than the honey and the honeycomb. Too sweet makes sour: we dress our anger as adoration. I cannot trust what does not doubt. An 18-wheeler crashed on the highway, its cargo millions of bees. Bees are dying and we don't know why: pesticides or sickness or long commutes. Migrants die in leaky boats, their positions like stars in some cluster fucked sky. Green paint, a woman's mouth, an arm cast over the side. I see so little from my sweet cell. I want to learn to love this earth without laceration. I want to punch my hand through the lens without breaking it. I want to cup a bee in my palm, place my arm around an arm. Adoration's nothing without clean water.

--16 May 2015

1 comment:

Karen Skolfield said...

"Adoration's nothing without clean water" - hell yes. I like your "I wants," a phrase I often find myself resisting. Maybe I'm not resisting here because these chunky poems undo me, and quickly.