I AM BEE

I am Bee

I am born from a Queen

My father, a King for an hour

I am cared for by my sisters

I drink tiny droplets of water

and sweet honey from the wells

I eat the bread of pollen mixed with honey

I emerge and stretch my wings, my furry little body now dry

and I make my way towards that small door

where the warm sun slants inside

I wait my turn at the door

sister’s antennae stroke my head,

reassurance

step . . . step . . . step

outside through the opening

I wait

someone is behind me, pushing

I alight

hover

. . . . hover

 . . . . . . . . . hovering

in front of the door to my home

a box of wood,

painted white

what else do I see

then higher . . . higher . . .  higher

the circles

become wider . . . wider . . . wider

I know every tree, every bush, every fence, what is roof?

the black dog

the woman in the white hat and sunglasses

take off those sunglasses

I must see your face

I know where the water is found

I know the door to my home

all the others in a row

tomorrow, maybe now

I will climb higher and higher

And fly, fly, fly as far as I can

I am the Scout Bee

I can fly far far away

looking, looking, looking

I come back to my home

and dance my dance for everyone to see

about what I was looking for

what I found

I have flown many miles

I am tired now, my little head will drop down, my antennae droop

and I will sleep

but in the morning a sister jumps on my back

to shake me awake

I want to sleep, I am tired

step step step to the door

the sun is shining

off I jump,

up, up to the sky

I am Scout Bee.

August 17, 2021

Author: Rita Komendant

I am an observer of the human condition, studied in Architecture. Another pilgrim of the space-time continuum. If a situation arises that needs my voice, I will engage. (thank you Tim Berners-Lee) Nature is my Temple.

2 thoughts on “I AM BEE”

  1. Lovely poem Rita. Will pass it on for my sister to enjoy. Thanks for taking the time to create something so pleasant for other to enjoy.

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