Author: Caroline Maun
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Caroline Maun, PhD, is assistant professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.
The Abdication of the Bees
Long in toil
between Maine, Florida, California:
today blueberries, tomorrow oranges.
Maybe they grew angry
from the supplements
the field never ending
the hive never where it was.
They started to remove themselves
after five hundred years
their queens artificially inseminated.
Maybe, gone feral, they left
in search of independent flowers.
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