Bee of Green Desires

Unaware of living she simply lives and lusting only for fragrance and the vagrancy of desire, arches her back. 

Tiny native bee of the genus Augochlorella, Fremont County, Iowa.

We love to write flash poetry — sometimes called micropoems — because they carry the rawness of a hungry bee on a blurry thistle, a brief breeze on a humid morning. When you write one it sharpens the moment and when you read it later it takes you back. You can share it like a photo on your phone and maybe next time your friends will join us in a wet meadow.

*Photos by Kristin Zahra, poem by Jack Phillips.