Tuesday, April 10, 2012

National Poetry Month 30 Poems in 30 Days Challenge, Poem #5

He carries bumblebees in his mouth,
  flutter fat and gold striped black at the back of his teeth
  every grin buzzes honey and venom.
Which is why you swell where he kisses
  those raised red welts where the lancets dove
  melittin and histamine mixed with adoration.
His smiles are bumblebee flight
  sporadic lift and shredded aerodynamics
  the uncertain thrust of cheek muscles like four-part wings
  fighting gravity, the world seen in spectrums stretched into the ultraviolet
  where the self-destructive sting has the last defense.

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