Bio Note: This tanka poem reflects my interest in physics, and the fact that I seem to have an encounter with a bee at least once each summer while riding my bike. I have published three chapbooks, the most recent of which is Icarus: Anthropology of Addiction. I am also English language editor for Poetry Hall: A Chinese and English Bilingual Journal, and I serve on the board of the Council for Wisconsin Writers.
Surprise sting on chest hands steady on handlebars bee snuck down my shirt the road bends through clover fields my moving wheels stay upright
First published in Songs of Eretz Poetry Review
©2020 Sylvia Cavanaugh
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