Bees Without Stings


The fat
greedy corporates
flash .curious .glances .down
from windows in the sun, briefly resting
between counting money, sacking the hungry,
closing another factory and relocating in a practical,
poorer, thus more economical land where folk must work
hard hours .for a plate of rice .to keep their families alive.
The .fat. greedy corporates .show their .gleaming teeth.
They .see us .humbly .buzzing .to fulfil .their needs
that .we ..may .receive .the .least .sustenance.
It. may be. that .they .think. we are .bees.
The .fat, .greedy .corporates’ .bellies
swell. .They. know they .rely. on
our .minds and muscle, .yet
care not for our welfare,
and ..every ..week
they .steal




©Jane Paterson Basil

20 thoughts on “Bees Without Stings

  1. Really Stunning … I’ve had something like this on my mind for a few days but you did it first and no doubt way better than I could, thanks Jane .. no we just have to get them to read it 🙂

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    1. Thank you Kate. I disagree. I haven’t done it better, only differently and people listen to you. You encourage them to think about issues, while I just rant – and there’s a place for that too 🙂

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