Female worker bees are working long hours
gathering autumn nectar for the colony’s winter.
Like me, they’re storing carbohydrates and protein
for when they stay inside, although unlike
bees, I hope not to die there.
covers cars, windows and every manmade surface
with no effect but annoyance and tears.
Yellow green hard-coated to protect male gametes
on wind-loving journeys from stamen to pistil.
Bees and insects giddy with its abundance.
In reading about pollen, I discovered that some plants are known as anemophilous, which literally translates as “wind-loving” while other plants are entomophilous or “insect-loving.” So much love in this pollen-filled air today.