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'You Want Evidence' by Kindra McDonald

'You Want Evidence' by Kindra McDonald

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Published by Colin Foote Burch
Poet Kindra McDonald's "You Want Evidence" in PDF format, published by LiturgicalCredo.com .
Poet Kindra McDonald's "You Want Evidence" in PDF format, published by LiturgicalCredo.com .

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Published by: Colin Foote Burch on May 21, 2013
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You Want Evidence By Kindra McDonald Listen to the music of the apiary.

The low hum vibrates the fields with a whine that fills the head. Look to the bees, how they teem in pulsing order. The nurses clean and prepare the comb; they circle and protect the queen. Heavy with collected nectar they fan their wings to cool the hive. A symphony of movement, eggs quivering for spring. Listen to the drones hum. They do not sting only wait to mate and then move on. At the center, the queen nurtures and defends. In winter, when nothing blooms, the bees eat the stored honey and it tastes of sun. When it reaches you honey is the flowers of the field in your mouth, it is all that blooms around you in this order, in this sweet, sticky work. The threads of sugar stretched from thumb to thumb where God writes his name in wax, in combs, under flesh and flower, and comes seeping out to coat our tongues in prayer, in praise in sweet, sweet grace.

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