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2 bee bites, 2 short poems

Last week during hive inspection, a bee stung me through my sock on the inside of my right ankle. Yesterday one stung me on the inside of my left ankle. Right on the bone both times. How do they know where the closest flesh is?

Good Cop Story 2

Before this year,
last time I got stopped for speeding
was 41 years ago driving Baltimore to D.C.
at 2 in the morning
delivering microfiche to a customer.

Cop sat me in seat next to him.
I pulled my license from my shirt pocket
and a joint fell into my lap.

He looked at it.
I looked at him.
Looked down at it.
Picked it up.
Put it back in my pocket.
Nothing said.
He finished speeding ticket
and we went our ways.

Of course
he was white
and I was white
plus I was extremely polite.

– Smith, 6.10.2017


Sisyphus Sundae

Sun’s up
I’m not
Air’s crisp
Mind’s knot
Body aches
Money’s thin
Life’s a scrape to make the end
Raise foot
Forward plop
Get through slop
Cherish cherry on the top

– Smith, 6.11.2017

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