My diabetes avoidance blog – interconnected poetry – the wasp and bee

I sat and waited for a bee for what seemed like an eternity–

I was reminded of when my in-law father came around,

delighted as the wasps did drown

in the beer that he put down

And wondered at his strong delight;

what made him thus?

Was it some plight?

From the war time days in his youth

when he was banished from his Transilvanian truth, ‘cos Hitler devastated parts of land and hearts–

and then when the sun gave in,

I was reminded of the din;

the buzz that wasps did make

And wondering what was at stake,

As nothing came, pollen to take

The olive tree (not indigenous), did stand

As though it had all things in hand–

thriving in this purple hue–

As if some deeper knowledge lay

within it as it barely grew–

Published by hermionelaake - Awards-nominated writer and associate editor O:JA&L

Currently, whist working on long fiction, I write short stories, poetry, essays and blog weekly. I appeared on Blog Talk Radio, 2016, interview across continents with Susan Wingate. See my twitter account: herziloph, pinned tweet; Award nominee, Jointly-published and Indie writer. Nominated for the Avon and Authonomy First Lines prize, 2014 and the H. G. Wells Grand Prize for Fiction, 2013. My flash fiction is published with Open: Journal of Arts and Letters.

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