Bees and ants

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

Between the Trees UK

Between the Trees US

Available internationally

4 thoughts on “Bees and ants

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s