Fairy Beekeeper

By Adrienne J. Odasso

for Silvia

    You teach me patience, send jars of sunlight
    which require careful straining. Your children

    spin gold from acacia and rose, turn blood shades
    into caring sweetness. You did not know me

    from either inhabitant of Eden, but still you threw
    wide your garden gates and said: Come, taste.

    Whence I've come in such condition—my wings
    in shreds, hum broken—you took the time to ask.

    Now, I take my tea with a fine skim of wax.

Adrienne's poetry has appeared in many strange and wonderful publications, including Sybil's Garage, Mythic Delirium, Jabberwocky, Cabinet des Fées, Dreams & Nightmares, and Goblin Fruit. Her fiction has appeared both online and in print anthologies. Her poetry chapbooks, Devil's Road Down and Wanderlust, are available from Maverick Duck Press. Her first full collection, Lost Books, was a finalist for the 2010/2011 People's Book Prize. See http://ajodasso.livejournal.com/ for more.


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