Sting

 

There are several ways to sting a bee

     unfortunately

all require

     the ability to shrink until

you’re small enough to fit

     inside a flower, and

                                  wait.




Hell



Hell’s an easy place to find –

address, the mind.

If heaven happens there as well

I for one can’t tell.




Slip



One grows older, you said –

                                          meaning

your body may, but your spirit will no longer,

slip into my bed.




Parties



Parties get better.

People don’t grope –

they talk to each other.

The dud ones smoke dope.

 

 

 

First published in Snakeskin 239, April 2017