Poem of the Day! National Poetry Month, 2012

Bees

By Jean Valentine

A man whose arms and shoulders

and hands and face and ears are covered with bees

says, I’ve never known such pain.

Another man comes over

with bees all over his hands—

only bees can get the other bees off.

The first man says again,

I’ve never known such pain.

The second man’s bees begin to pluck

the first grave yellow bees off, one by one.

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