Vox Populi

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Carolyn Gregory: Watch Out for Hornets

Do not step into a nest of hornets

and not expect to be stung

by something with pointed ears

and shrieking “it’s my nest, my nest”!


Much better to listen to the birds

in dark green trees,

watch rhododendrons unfolding

as they do

when the sky is deep blue

and there are songs everywhere.


One hornet’s nest will produce another

with bigger stingers and maybe

a few improvised bombs.


Would you rather dance between

the mines or with the ones who love?

Easy choice for me.


Copyright 2017 Carolyn Gregory


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