/ end notes /Brenda Sieczkowski
propolis. bee glue by mouth to ward off consumption. two
gallons dead bees in hive. hex-a-gone amulet for dubious
beekeepers. DearYu'pik, A life vest and parachute for every
lemming. A warmer Artic for all. Sincerely.
portrait of worker bee as harry houdini. portrait of houdini’s
mother in queensy vintage-french dress. Mesh queen excluders
rust under honey supers. each bee beard curtains its small caged
queen. bow and curtsy. stages of american foul brood.
sweet saint ambrose (beekeepers), saint gall (of the) birdie birds,
waxmelters your own (saint bernard of clairvaux). The convicts
are smoking hives in airplane hangars.
Dear Marmalade Swarm, Dear Long & Lank Uncombed,
Dear B.B. Brush-Off… I’ll soon forget to write.
Press Clay Southworth. Late last knife this
Gut / Stuff Dream dream —
black shoe buttons 4 eyes
Where o is m. petit parakt, Eskimo?
(mia: Omaha, NE, 1985. Pre-
Kenning. (e.g. sword -> wound-hoe)
Odin = raven-god
far-flown thought / Huginn
blown-back memory / Muninn
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