And the bees?

And the bees?

A Chapter by Ana Papaya
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when the world treats you unkindly
you adapt

or simply disappear

i used to see those fuzzy little things
buzzing near

and i had no idea
that we shared so much in common

yet I am still here
adapting to the pain

and the bees?
where are they

(and how do we keep them safe)

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© 2020 Ana Papaya


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They by design have far smaller hearts Ana and perhaps their heartache is too heavy to get them off the ground again and just find a crack to crawl into to hide from their pain. But all they do is slowly rub their wings away in the confined spaces that protect them, as they dream of days of innocence and the joy that flying high once brought.
Holy s**t! You've got me feeling all sad for those little stingy sods.
You're good! 😀

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

10 Months Ago

So glad I inspired some empathy in you. :)



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what a brilliant way to show how cruelty changes behavior one way or another and how it has a rippling effect. Its sad. An insightful poem excellently written

Posted 9 Months Ago


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Ana Papaya

9 Months Ago

Thank you so much, Ladysue :)
We humans have so much to help us buzz... mainly in the need for sustenance in some form or other.. which we can buy or acquire from here or there.. even borrow or barter. BUT the weather this year, amongst all other crosses to bear, has been atrocious, often at the wrong times - over.hot or pouring wets for beasties on the wing. Flowers with the essential nectar/pollen have been and are still erratic as larders for bees. Without bees we suffer.

You meant your words as a buzzy bit of fun.. and i loved it.. but.. tis also a much needed call for people to provide this and that for our beloved, suffering bees and other insects. Thank you so much on all counts. x

Posted 9 Months Ago


Ana Papaya

9 Months Ago

Yes. 100% agree with all you've said. :)
emmajoy

9 Months Ago

Had a feeling we might agree yet again! Smiles flying your way... >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> :) :)
Ana Papaya

9 Months Ago

And back at ya, lovely
:) :)
interesting perspective my friend...Ambiguity in a way is obscurity. I haven't seen many bees this summer. It's the pandemic, i suppose.. But I also haven't seen a single lady bug or a grasshopper. Something uncivilized is happening to the ecology...perhaps something even barbarous...They are smarter than us remember....dana

Posted 10 Months Ago


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Ana Papaya

10 Months Ago

They truly are smarter on many levels. :)
Thank you for popping in to read this one, Dana!
The bees are needed. They are the gardeners of our flowers dear Ana. I enjoyed your thoughts and your logic. Would be nice to have a place to disappear to. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 10 Months Ago


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Ana Papaya

10 Months Ago

Thanks a bunch Coyote!
Coyote Poetry

10 Months Ago

You are welcome dear Ana.
I don't know how to answer that last question since those nasty Asian hornets showed up. As to adaptation, it's often a necessity. Without allowing the world to walk all over you, the best plan is no resistance, no insistence (mentally, that is).

Posted 10 Months Ago


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Ana Papaya

10 Months Ago

The last question is tricky. :)
Thank you JtB, for the smart comment.
this is the first year in a while that I have seen all kinds of bees... not many as before, but some... I too have planted more flowers in the garden, to attract bees and hummingbirds and also to have a more diverse type garden (also planted tomato, cucumber, hot pepper, bell pepper and kale, spacing them in between the flowers.... along with this, I have a few bird houses and feeders.... to be honest, I am proud of the garden I created and a whole eco system... and it is fun to just sit on the deck in the early morning and just watch all the goings on....

anyway, sorry, I got carried away and all this rushed into my head as I read your poem Ana...

but your poem is more textured than just bees and nature, it is also how we often deal with pain and loss or hurt and betrayal by "disappearing", by hiding out until we feel better... in many ways we have a better way to cope than bees, we can find the ways to heal... bees have no defense against pesticides...

anyway, for what it is worth, Ana, there are many of us who do miss you when you "disappear" and are very happy when you feel you can return....

Posted 10 Months Ago


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Ana Papaya

10 Months Ago

Thank you for the generous comment. :)
Feel free to get carried away anytime.
Bees are living creatures and who seek life just as we do. Our lives may be different but the truth is that we have a lot of common and are all a part of this world. But part of the reason the world may be treating bees unfairly is because of us humans.

Posted 10 Months Ago


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Ana Papaya

10 Months Ago

So true. We are so cruel. To nature and ourselves.
Thank you, Dylan. For the thoughtful comme.. read more
Bee sting is not even half as painful as the human one. I feel sad for those dissapeared bees.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

10 Months Ago

Have to agree. The "people" sting is worse.
Thanks much for checking this one out!
Dhara_Ditzy Kat

10 Months Ago

Welcome. :)
I was sure, if I looked hard enough, I would find something silly, but UR just too serious
I did enjoy your bee concerns which are very real
We have purposely planted to attract them but although we are seeing a good number of bumblebees I don't think I have seen one honeybee all summer
A Papaya

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

10 Months Ago

My daughter and I did the same. We planted a bee garden. I've seen a few buzzing around. Not a sin.. read more
This is so beautiful & so fitting for the moment I am in! There were no honeybees in my garden for the first couple months of spring/summer, but just a few weeks ago, the honeybees returned! I've been so happy, strolling among the buzz, but now the heavy smoke (I'm surrounded by wildfires right now) has driven them away again. These life experiences teach us to hold on loosely to the things we love & let them come & go as they do, which is how I'm reading your message (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ana Papaya

10 Months Ago

Thank you again,Margie. For all the great comments today!

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