I’ve been dreaming of creatures
Sheep, pigs, giraffes,
Cat crying, cows lowering, flocks flying.
Then I saw a swarm of bees in a headlong rush
hover over flowers
I’ve been dreaming of colonies of wasps
All stripped and beautiful stings
Huge as Gulliver’s tall tales.
They’ve been stalking the crop of blackberries
Strawberries and summer fruits
Their whiskers all sticky humming like pianos
strumming like guitars,
Their song buzzed me awake in the yellow light of dawn
shadows dancing on the curtains
The day has been as hot as barbeques
Big bodied bees have been darting in and out of tulips
As alive as me and you.