all creatures dumb and small | todd regoulinsky poetry

As an extra poetry bonus this week, here’s a true story.

all creatures dumb & small

a bee has been stuck inside my garage for days.

when i was younger, this would've been
a cause for alarm (we were scared of
bee stings back then) -

but now, we know that pollinators are
important, so...
i've spent a couple days trying to coax
this dumb insect outside -

but it keeps bashing itself angrily
against the window, trying to force itself
between the molecules of glass 
to get outside -

i've tried everything & failed,
& now the weight of climate change
along with the melting polar ice caps
is on my conscience -

all because 
this dumb winged creature
can't figure out 
how to open a window.

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