Spell for the Seduction of Bees

Neile Graham

Yes, you have nipped me
bitten me smitten me.

How the air scalds
between the inches

of our skin. Every cell
each molecule of the air

between us teems
with pollen, replete

with honey, bursting
with sparks and

their delicious malicious
sting—of this we sing.

Neile Graham, a graduate of Clarion West Writers Workshop, is now their workshop director. Her poetry has appeared in one CD and three print collections, and individual poems have appeared in many print and online publications. To find more of her work, see neilegraham.com.