Oh, Cursed Pollen (a Triolet)

A European Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) flying b...

A European Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) flying back to its hive carrying pollen in a pollen basket. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yellow like gold, but spreading like mold,
And it’s out there just waiting for me;
Important I know, honey and flowers to grow,
some yellow like gold; but, man, it’s spreading like mold!
Causes red eyes that burn, running nose to blow,
— long pauses when I have to sneeze;
Yellow like gold, but spreading like mold,
And it’s out there just waiting for me.

Donald R. Sansbury, 2013

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