- Vol. 06
- Chapter 11
Determined as she is to find her place
in a colony,
she will make her way
to this honeycomb built into the hill,
though she has no aspirations
to be its queen,
to go from cell to cell
extinguishing the lives of her sisters.
It is collaboration she seeks,
the swarm guarding,
in densely stacked prisms of glass,
this idea of foraging, rooms thick
the kind of home
where everything chances to bloom,
though she risks romanticizing
of the collective.
How she recalls the need for self-
enterprise, the need to shift
within the cluster of so many lives.
She’s been stung too many times
to trust anyone.