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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
half-domesticated between Maine, Florida, California:
today blueberries, tomorrow oranges.
Maybe they grew angry
from the supplements
and displacement,
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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