I remember

I was

Perhaps 14.


A dusty pine forest outside Jerusalem.


I met a girl

With an allergy

To bees.


She said

If she was stung

It could kill her.


I was stunned

By the precarious nature of her existence.


Here one moment,

Gone the next;



I used to love the bees;

Well – still do, in fact.


Like the Lorax.



Your EpiPen.


Published by rodkersh1948

Trying to understand the world, one emotion at a time.

One thought on “Bee

  1. Beautiful bees , essential links in the chain of life for our species I think (apart from those with allergies). Beautiful illustrations – cute Lorax cartoon on Youtube. An early learning of life’s fragility and part of the foundation of a medical vocation?

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