Mercedes Lawry :: Bee Heist

                  In July, 2012, half a million bees were stolen from a 76 year old beekeeper in Abbotsford, British Columbia


What buzz, what muck
and commotion?
Thieves, tented,
brisk, imagining
the sweet steal.
What plan
to take them, huddled?
Slow clouds over
pin-thin moon
as they are carried
off, their wings
but indistinct gasps.

Additional work by Mercedes Lawry appears in print.