An Insidious Dalliance

Bees surrounding the feeder

a dalliance with sugar wine

drinking to excess

tastes so fine

Tumbling over

after an insidious alliance

hitting the ground hard

wings flapping in defiance

Ants come near

the bee struggles to fly

filled with sugar

a temporary high

In the nick of time

the bee rises in the air

falling into a flower

an answer to a prayer

The next day

the bee sees the feeder again

passing it by for a flower

preferring to live in zen

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce


  1. You have made me a fan of the bee, e’en though I am allergic to the stinging fellows.
    At least, for a day.

Comments are closed.