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To Bumble Bees - Anuradha Bhattacharyya (India)




-         Anuradha Bhattacharyya (India)


Buzz off.

Your threats don’t deter me.

Your slight warnings

Can’t befuddle me.

From the long learning

Since childhood

To the new cultures I’ve met,

Why should I doubt my place?

There’s a lot to do –

A lot more to explore

Before I fall prey to your sting,

Until then, buzz off.


I say,

If the little things I do

Do not qualify me

As an individual entity,

What should my life in society be?

There’s a valley of the low

Lazy thugs of time

Jabbing at nothing

With their verbiage;

Go sting them hard.

Take their tongues away.

Buzz off.