‘Royal Bee Vitality’ By Meg Dolan

bee in honeycomb

Photo by PollyDot

Our vital signs spring forth
Pastiche, gold-violet lines
plump African bees
cacophony about a temple
hexagonal comb drips
black-eyed lives
ten-thousand hollow tombs
for the sensation in my throat
of your life’s-still nectar
pharaohs sleep in stones

Meg is a poet and former psychotherapist. A rare illness has taken her down a new path, deepening her appreciation for the written and spoken word. You can find a review of her book Story: Reflective Poetry, in Australian publicationThe Red Room Company, 2017. Her work has appeared in several publications including The Tipton Poetry Journal, The Sunflower Collective, ditch, and Lifelines at Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine.

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