Carpenter bees continue to pock the fascia boards. Drill the wood into runnels of connecting troughs. Humming above me, they debride the gallery, disappear inside. They say these bees can hollow out a house before anyone comprehends the tiny piles of dust, almost invisible, on the floor.
ROBIN BECKER'S books include: Domain of Perfect Affection (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006); The Horse Fair (2000); All-American Girl (1996), which won the 1996 Lambda Literary Award in Lesbian Poetry; Giacometti's Dog (1990); Backtalk (1982); and Personal Effects (1977). She is a Professor of English and Women's Studies at Pennsylvania State University.
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|Title Annotation:||nine poems|
|Publication:||The American Poetry Review|
|Date:||Nov 1, 2009|
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