Lady Slipper

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #255

Words:  through, ground, order, lady, plants, right, end, lick, cross, only, ride, stalkLady Slipper

Planted in earth early,
a stalk shoots through
ground. On top, a proud,
pink flower. Closed
as a seashell, only a small
space opens to form delicate
shape of a lady’s slipper.

Lured by sweetness, a bee
dips in, seeking a lick
of nectar. He becomes cross
to discover he is trapped,
but is able to right himself
and escape, coated in pollen.
Sometimes nature’s orderly
ways can fool even a bee,
taking it for a ride.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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One Response to Lady Slipper

  1. Nature had worked wonders to make it fun for the bee to be coated with pollen. It made it look like the bee triumphed but in reality the bee was the one duped! Nice twist Sara!



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