From the Impatient Beekeeper’s Notebook – Mary Salome

Sweet Time

Honey’s timeless flow
mocks the clock’s imperative
takes its own sweet time

On Making Frames

The keeping of bees
Becomes a carpenter’s affair;
tonight, I’ll wash the glue
not the honey
from my hair.


Restless, knowing that
even the longest day casts
shadows on the hive

Mary Salome (she/her) is a queer Arab- and Irish-American writer and media activist who lives in San Francisco with her partner, their dog, and some semi-feral cats. She has produced radio, video, and web publications, and is currently a Digital Communications Supervisor at the University of California San Francisco. Her prose and poetry have been published in Sojourner Magazine, Food for our Grandmothers: Writings by Arab-American and Arab-Canadian Feminists, Tiny Seed Journal, and Instant Noodles, among other publications. Though it might complicate her brand, she is also ordained in the Triratna Buddhist Order.

Leave a Reply