Tina Regtien

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Soon, it will be time
to put tomato plants


Tracey says,
Bumble bees hang upside down
from the stamen of the flower.


The vibration of their wings,
– ellipses of gold and silver
hum through the stamen,
an exact frequency
to break up the particles
of pollen
that drop down
– a dusting
onto furry bellies
which they brush
onto each furry leg.


The males have a moustache
and no sting,
you can pick them up.
– How close can you tell?


And some drones
will remember you
follow you, only you,
all throughout
the glasshouse.

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