Bees and ants

My Screaming Twenties

At dusk, I notice how much

I’ve changed – how happy I am

to let Mother Nature in,

to take a seat to my left

and usher her children home.

There are bees in the chimney

and ants beneath the patio,

spiders in the kitchen,

dwelling outside each window

or weaving gossamer thread

through the sansevieria,

and moths are welcome too;

lying low in the bathroom

or above the stairs.

All around me life stirs –

minute and unwavering

and I realise how much I want

this life to last;

to watch each creature,

each sunrise to sunset,

each passing of the seasons

from green to red to gold.

In response to day 3: dusk/dawn, #onceuponaseptember

Photograph & poem:© Kristiana Reed 2019

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