NaPoWriMo 2018 Day 3

my brain buzzes
a beehive
ruled by competing
overfed queens

i once read that bees
will surround an invader
–say a wasp or a hornet–
building a little sun around him
raising the temperature
of their abdomens
cooking the intruder alive

i wonder, does the wasp
pop like popcorn
burnt in a microwave
leaving a greasy tendril
of smoke

what has crawled into my head
i smell something
burning

16 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo 2018 Day 3”

  1. Violently beautiful and thought-provoking. Especially if read through a zoomorphist lens (I’m just guessing that’s the antonym for anthromorphism….)

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