Safeguarding home bodies

My ears have
been ringing
all day with
buzz-saw
echoes of
bald-faced
hornets,
their stingers 
safeguarding 
football-shaped
paper mache 
homes
hanging aloft
from fir boughs,
my steps across
the forest floor
ever so light,
eyes scanning  
ahead for a clear
line of sight.

About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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5 Responses to Safeguarding home bodies

  1. Laurie Keim says:

    A very well observed poem with original phrasing. I liked it very much.
    Cheers,
    Laurie Keim

  2. Gallivanta says:

    Yikes! Those stingers seem a bit too close to you for comfort.

    • Yes, they were, but I’ve learned to keep my calm and be light on my feet. The less noise you make the better. You don’t want to disturb a sleeping wasp nest. I’ve learned from past experience to look and listen before I plant my steps.
      Cheers,
      Tyler 🙂

  3. words4jp says:

    wowzers – i would high tail it out immediately:) i am allergic!

    • I don’t think I am allergic, but last summer I got stung six times by an angry swarm of bald-faced hornets. As a precaution, I’ve attuned my senses to their telltale sound and hiding places. Knock on wood, I haven’t been stung yet! I hope you have a relaxing, bee free weekend, Kim!
      Cheers,
      Tyler 🙂

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