bees

bees

A Poem by Allie Esora
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Buzz Buzz Buzz

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it’s like a hive

that has been blocked and barricaded,

Encased in porcelain slip

Chalky powdery dense slick, suffocating.

It vibrates throughout

With trapped buzzing energy 

Not stinging, not aggressive 

But panicking, and rolling, and clumping together

A living knot of need

Need to move

Need to work

Need to sleep

Need to cry

Need to breathe

Need to jump or scream or tear out frenzied heart.

Shallow vents of air provide only

smoky putrid restless sleep

In piles of twitching wings 

Scrabbling little legs.

Pulsing quickly, too quickly

like a bear, tap tap tapping

Scraping,

Leaning,

Crushing,

Cracking,

Such a delicate prison.

But it doesn’t know

There is no honey,

Just fearful, defensive, buzzing mania.

Stripes topple at the movement and again,

Pandora’s pithos is vibrating 

With electric madness.

Inmates throw themselves at the wall.

Unpadded, black stains splatter like 

Ink across a white mantle,

Flung in aggressive curses at gummy padlocks. 

The walls crumble inwards, in imploding amusement.

There is no freedom there-- 

just dark, humid, miasmatic mist,

The scarlet dewy breath of a dying star.

© 2022 Allie Esora


Author's Note

Allie Esora
February 15, 2021 at 2:19am

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haha oh this is so nice. "living knot of need" is probably my favorite line and I 100% bet I am going to subconsciously use that one day without realizing it. I just love this very visual style of writing it's like I'm being immersed into a scene I never really expected to want to be immersed into. "such a delicate prison" also is just a funny, nice, interesting phrase that folds in wonderfully with just a big flavourful swirl of words this poem is. And I don't usually spell "flavor" with a "u" but for some reason it felt necessary there to add to it's flavor. flavour is more flavorful than flavor, more flowery and grand, so it just works when describing your poem. I dont know why I love this so much just, keep it up.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Allie Esora

2 Years Ago

Dude thank you so much! You have no idea how encouraging this was to hear, I really do appreciate it.. read more
Jargyn

2 Years Ago

ah I'm so glad!



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haha oh this is so nice. "living knot of need" is probably my favorite line and I 100% bet I am going to subconsciously use that one day without realizing it. I just love this very visual style of writing it's like I'm being immersed into a scene I never really expected to want to be immersed into. "such a delicate prison" also is just a funny, nice, interesting phrase that folds in wonderfully with just a big flavourful swirl of words this poem is. And I don't usually spell "flavor" with a "u" but for some reason it felt necessary there to add to it's flavor. flavour is more flavorful than flavor, more flowery and grand, so it just works when describing your poem. I dont know why I love this so much just, keep it up.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Allie Esora

2 Years Ago

Dude thank you so much! You have no idea how encouraging this was to hear, I really do appreciate it.. read more
Jargyn

2 Years Ago

ah I'm so glad!
Very evocative imagery in this piece of finely written poetry. The images you paint are so surreal and visible to the imagination. Thank you for sharing your poem with us.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Allie Esora

2 Years Ago

Thank you so much! I'm glad to hear the words get across pretty well :D

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Added on January 20, 2022
Last Updated on March 4, 2022
Tags: anxiety, energy, executive dysfunction, adhd, add, psychomotor, racing thoughts, mental illness, venting, bees, bears, honey, sleep, needs, overwhelm

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Allie Esora
Allie Esora

Austin, TX



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I’m very new, but I’ve found that writing poetry has been a really positive outlet for me. I haven’t shared my work with anyone, and honestly I’d be scared to show it to someon.. more..

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