The Cleaning

When human beings are wiped from the face of the earth,
perhaps the eloquence of bees will buzz a balance
back into time’s swiveled fabric.
Slowly pesticides will dissipate and
buildings will crumble into cinder gray coral
that rises in pillars like fingers
ringed by soft hairy pillows of emerald moss.
The bees will dance from color to color
hovering as motionless yellow black points
to replenish the strength of their bumbling numbers,
basking in the glory of a rapidly blooming fresh new world.

Oh honey! Oh golden viscosity!
Let mama bear find you and feed her furry family
as they rumble through the safety of human remains.

Brenda Warren 2011

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17 thoughts on “The Cleaning

  1. Lovely poem, Brenda. I see we both focused on bees and the environment. Unfortunately, the bees around our parts are losing ground rapidly – how does that reflect on our own chances? Here’s hoping that we and the bees can survive!

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  2. “Time’s swiveled fabric” and “buildings will crumble into cinder gray coral” are gorgeous images, Brenda!
    The honeybees’ pollen and hives are laden with pesticides. If the bees are in trouble, that could mean agriculture is, too. We definitely need the bees to help keep our food sources safe.

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  3. I fear the bees are in much more of a decline than the human population right now. I’m sure balance will be restored–mankind is good at that–there is always another war waiting in the wings.

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  4. You have handled this matter of great importance beautifully!! A problem rapidly increasing in size and intensity!! Loved the creative expressions!! I could never have imagined “cinder gray corals” Wonderful!!

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  5. This is really wonderful writing Brenda. I especially loved …
    “buildings will crumble into cinder gray coral
    that rises in pillars like fingers
    ringed by soft hairy pillows of emerald moss.
    The bees will dance from color to color
    hovering as motionless yellow black points
    to replenish the strength of their bumbling numbers,”
    ….beautifully done! You really put this weeks wordle words to brilliant use. 🙂

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  6. Brenda, the possibility of bees buzzing around after humans are gone from earth chills me. I hope that humankind will learn sooner, rather than too late, how to take care of the environment. Well wordled with these tricky words.

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  7. It is probably going to be a good thing when humankind can no longer destroy what has taken millions of years to come about in less than 200 hundred or so years. I feel sorry for the children and their children who may inherit this dying earth (or what’s left of it) by the time our generation has done with its endless carnage of her beauty and resources.
    Well said in so much more eloquent a way than I have Brenda.

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    • I echo your cynicism, but strive to find hope. It is difficult encourage sustainability while carrying doubt’s heavy weight.

      Thank you for your kind comments. I tried to create beauty, and if we are wiped away, perhaps everything else will thrive.

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