6.23.2009

bee awaken














when I saw what looked like a deceased bee
lying by his nectar
in the bosom of a cosmos
having passed in pure pleasure,
total ecstasy,
I gazed and took a photo.

a few minutes later I returned to the flower,
seeing how the climbing sun backlit its
violet pedals was worthy of another look, and
I set up the shot
by gently tapping
the cosmos
to shake the dead bee free,
but it flew away.

sorry I woke you.

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