Saturday, August 10, 2013

Not One

Saturday afternoon,

I’m sitting at the kitchen table having a cup of coffee,
looking out the window at my garden out back
when I’m suddenly made aware
of the Absence of something -


Where you be, bees?!

I have not seen a single bee here all summer.
Not one.
From May to August.   All the time I spent in the garden,
I should have seen at least one.

Why we should worry --  see  here.

If all the honey bees  worldwide disappeared,  no longer there to pollinate our fruit, nut and veggie crops,
less food would be able to be produced.  

To my fellow planet dwellers -- What's our Plan B for when the food begins to run out?