one of my favorite poems by KERRY KACK

APIARIST, a poem by Kerry.

APIARIST

When a bee first learns of God
he begins to fly
differently.

He gathers pollen
As though being
watched.

The Queen no longer matters
like she used to.
The flowers change their hues too.

His stinger? Pointless.

When a bee first learns of God
He begins to change
his tone.

He’s a different animal altogether-
another letter of the alphabet.

He is no longer
a bee.

Kerry Kack, Nov. 20th, 2002