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Japanese hornets

Japanese hornets

Aluminium cansย 
Squashed neatly
In the recycling binย 
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Reminiscent ofย 
Japanese hornetsย 
Rapping their heads
On the honeycombย 

They rap so loud....

I can't stand the din!

Vicious and ravenousย 
A foreign body gestatesย 
From within....

This bloodline is cursed
Doomed like the Russian submarine
The Kursk

Pressure building steadilyย 
No cure or rememedyย 
Imploding gently...

Giving up like a buttercupย 
To the harsh frost of springย 

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Syd

Thank you so much Poetess.

I haven't been around much lately...been sticking my head in the hornets nest.

Hope you're keeping wellย  - Syd xoย 

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Syd

Thanks Nigel

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Cherie Leigh

Hey Syd.ย  Very metaphorical and paints the nature of man as kind of vicious and monotonous in nature if I read this right in its intention. Creative. xo ;)ย ย 

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Syd

Hi Cherie, hope you're keeping well. Yes you are very close. I took the inspiration from the sight of my recycling bin and my drinking habits. The cans we're all squashed together in an upright position which kind of reminded me of the honeycomb structure of a hornets nest. The Japanese hornet grubs rap their heads on the side of the honeycomb walls when hungry. I likened that to my craving for alcohol at times.

Take care - Syd xoย 

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Being Me

Very interesting writing. Although not mentioned, I feel strong Covid 19 parallels in this x

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al Bikaadi

Yes I picked up on that too, and I think "cans crushed neeatly" is a perfect description for isolation. A timely write.ย 

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Syd

Hi Christina and Al, yes there is definitely a Covid 19 theme in there. Cans crushed neatly is also an unintended metaphor for isolation. I hadn't given that much thought, thanks for pointing that out.

Stay safeย  - Sydย 

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Pratibha Savani

Great short piece and resonates the situation the world is dealing with today.

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Syd

Thank you Pratibha, I'm glad you enjoyed the poem.

Take careย  - Sydย 

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