Bee by Leela Soma

Golden, striped beauty on a nectar filled bud
feasting as the summer rays warm the day,
but

                                                                                words that sting, rolls off the tongue in haste
                                                                                the recipient stung, in pain, shocked and reticent

the wound deep enough to scar the heart, a lesion
that rarely heals like grit in the soft lens of the
eye

                                                                                the future vision blurred. Friendship lost in mist
                                                                                of betrayal , that sweet words later never repair.

Leela Soma was born in Madras, India and now lives in Glasgow. Her poems and short stories have been published in a number of anthologies and publications. Author of ‘Twice Born’, ‘Bombay Baby’, and ‘Boxed In’, her work reflects her dual heritage. Tweet her at @glasgowlee and follow her blog.

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