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

Whilst working on long fiction, Laake/Wilds write short stories, poetry, essays and blogs weekly. Laake appeared on Blog Talk Radio in 2016 in an interview across continents with Susan Wingate. Laake is an awards 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 for the original #MYFRIENDALIEN out on AMAZON BOOKS in 2022. Flash fiction is published with Open: Journal of Arts and Letters. Laake has an MA from KU with distinction and a BA in English Literature.

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