Economical Insects

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We cultivated an ancient relationship

with bees.

Unlike us,

their currency does grow

on trees.

 

With natural genius

bees design perfect hexagons

which tessellate,

create a holy

beeswax state.

 

What a treat

it must be

to live in honeycomb

with living air conditioners.

 

They dance to communicate

 

the direction of food,

sing while they work,

trick or treat 

visiting flowers.

 

Their queen

is simple,

a perpetual egg-laying machine.

What a life to lead.

 

Such practicality.

 

She has no time to dream.

Mother of all mothers,

that job

has to be more difficult

than it seems.

 

As for the drone,

well, what shortsighted

undirected anal

single-mindedness

created him?

 

To be pampered all his life

for one mating flight,

only to die

that brief ecstasy

In cloth-like gauzy sails

can’t be worth that.

 

The women do all

the work

clad only in wings

and stripes.

 

Yet not prisoners, they

have become masters at labor,

though sterile,

take the role

 

of soldier, mathematician,

nurse, architect,

environmental engineer,

confectioner, royal jelly chef ,

dancer, singer,

 

make such a buzz.

All this expertise

at such a low salary.

Sound familiar?

 

Genetics designed them

to be heroes.

If they defend they die

on one try.

 

Can one understand

this industry?

Life is sweet

and it isn’t.

 

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~ by dianeklammer on March 27, 2013.

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