Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Outcast Wasp

Alone with a tiny nest,
I watch each day as a wasp
Works the intricate design
Preparing it for babies.

Did this wasp break
Some forbidden wasp-law
to be exiled like Bonaparte on Elba?
Or was there an Orkin incident perhaps?

Could this wasp be alone by choice?
(We never believe that one, right?)
Maybe there was a falling out about taking the last name
Of the baby daddy?

I asked the wasp.
She just looked at me,
Wondering when she would sting me,
Or if I was alone as well.

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