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A Drunken Dancer by Raymond A. Foss

Like a drunken dancer
trying to catch a mate
rejected by those on the sidelines
moving from place to place

Wobbling in the air
not sure of the footing
moving from blossom to blossom
trying to alight

Staggering even in stillness
the air dead calm
nothing but its own desire
driving it fitfully on

Going as instinct leads
from flower to precious flower
hurtling on the still breezes
search for nectar so sweet

May 27, 2010
a second try at this

The Stagger of the Bumblebee

Like a drunk who had a bit too much
or maybe the dance of the scarecrow
the uncut scenes of Oz
so long, so long ago

The stagger of the bumblebee
as if on toddler legs
lurching from bloom to bloom
finding little peace

Such urgent work
they must be on
never stopping to enjoy
the beauty of each bloom
no rest for those in flight

May 26, 2010
over the last week or two
watching the bees on the rhododendron
Suncook, NH

& see cut scene of dance of the scarecrow
from the Wizard of Oz

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