05.04.2008

Hive (a poem by Nick Flynn)

What would you do inside me?
You would be utterly

lost, labyrinthine.

comb, each corridor identical, a
funhouse, there, a bridge, worker

knit to worker, a span
you can’t cross. On the other side

the queen, a fortune of honey.

Once we filled an entire house with it,
built the comb between floorboard

& joist, slowly at first, the constant

buzz kept the owners awake, then
louder, until honey began to seep

from the walls, swell
the doorframes. Our gift.

They had to burn the house down
to rid us.

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One Response to “05.04.2008”

  1. i get lost inside me sometimes…

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