bees – Mark DeCarteret

I peek into where
we keep them

too weak now
but to lean in

nearly kneeling
at worship

only cleared to
speak of them

in these news
leaks & hearsay

I’ve had to swear
off from honeyed lips

Mark DeCarteret has been working at Water Street Books in Exeter NH for 10 years. Worked at Stroudwater Books in Portsmouth for 7. And Wordsworth in Cambridge MA for 1. He’s also worked at the Emerson College Library in Boston and volunteered at Wiggin Memorial Library in Stratham NH. His poetry has appeared in 450 reviews, 25 anthologies and 7 books.

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