This Is Just To Say To the Bees – Brooke Hoppstock-Mattson

I have gathered
the honey
that was in
your hives

and which
you all were surely
for winter

Forgive me
it was so pleasing
so sweet
and so pure

Come next year
I will certainly
come searching
for more

Brooke Hoppstock-Mattson is an American poet living in Canada with her spouse and ginger cat, David Bryne. When she is not writing, she is collecting honey & salmon for her day job. Brooke has work published in the borderline and forthcoming in First Literary Review – East.

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