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JOE: a bumble bee poem

beware of bees sign
bees

I felt bad – for a moment – to

watch the bee twitch to

see his two front legs

flail crazed on his

back jacked

from the cup

I had smushed

through his middle I

 

felt bad – for an instant – as

I crushed his bee head

with a rock – that

 

buddha stuff

says not to

kill things & I

shall very well go

to hell but it was

such a human

reaction when his

fuzzy bee bottom

grazed my

lip as I took a

sip of coffee & then

 

glanced in the

cup to see

the bee

so gleeful

& merry

as he

tainted the

last drop

of joe.

 

ryn gargulinski.02.17.13

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Bee Art: Beware of Bees – Wacky Yard Art

Bees’ knees are cute – but their stingers leave a lot to be desired. Warn folks to steer clear of the buzzing little buggers with this fun and funky Beware of Bees sign. This metal sign in the form of a bumbling bumble bee is an excellent addition to any area that flourishes with flowers and especially helpful near hummingbird feeders oozing with sweet red nectar.

Why you need it:
Do you honestly like being stung?

How I made it:
Metal yard art is created with love and care by first cutting out shape from sheet metal, filing down the edges with a Dremel and pounding out kinks with a flat hammer and anvil combination that the neighbors and my dogs hate.

Why I made it:
I still harbor a horrific childhood memory of being stung at a family picnic and resorting to eating in the car. The bees here in Tucson also invade my bright red hummingbird feeders.

Specs:
Approx. 17 inches wide by 8 inches high.
Weather resistant, rust-resistant paint finished off with clear coat.
Wire loop for easy hanging. Bright yellow and black with silver white highlights.

Variations:
Custom orders always welcome! If you are more annoyed by other bugs, feel free to popt for a Beware of Gnats, Beware of Mosquitoes, Beware of Flies or an umbrella Beware of Insects sign. To place a custom order or more info, e-mail ryngargulinski@hotmail.com

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