1st Place (Child) - July 2013



Spring Bees

Animalia
kingdom of the electrostatic bees
the positively charged
the flower dwellers
Arthropoda
the origin of the hunted
by the assassins of the mini- world
concealed in flowers, covered by the remains of its last victims
Insecta
the class of the six legged “horror” that seldom stings
inciter of panic, tears, and childish screams
held responsible for the yellow-jacket’s deeds
Hymenoptera
order of the pollen collectors
the female fighters
the hard workers
Apocrita
the suborder of the Washington zombies
the infected
the undead fly infested
Apoidea
the superfamily of the natural super-heroes
the flower finders
the real fruit farmers
Anthophila
the ongoing series of the human saviours
the insect nobles
the needed.

~ Emily Firmston