On the threshold of the hive

Alice Allan

 

From Sylvia Plath’s ‘Stings’

 

 

a third person is watching

a third

a personpersonpersonperson

a personapersonapersonaperson

a          personapersonson

a                      sonsonsonson

a

a

a

a

a

a

a

a thir thir thir ir ir ir ir ir ir

is         ing

ing            ing

ing       ing

ing                   ing

in         in

in              in

in                     in

a thir a hir a ir is is is is is is is is is is is

is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is

is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is

is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is

is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is

is is is is is is is is is is is is there any queen at all is is is is is is is is is is is

is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is

is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is

is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is

is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is

is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is is

now she is

she she she she she she she she she she

she she she she she she she she she she

she she she she she now he is gone

she she she she she she she she she she

she she she she she she she she she she

she she she she she she she she she she

 

Alice Allan is an Australian freelance writer and editor with work published in journals such as Australian Book Review, Westerly, Cordite and Rabbit. She is an associate editor at Verity La and publishes a podcast at poetrysays.com.

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