Paper Wasps by Mary Bone


Paper Wasps

Paper wasps are feeding on nectar.
They chew with their mouthparts
grinding away wood fiber
and other kinds of wood.
They love honeydew and juices
and are efficient predators.
When I am mowing, they zoom in
on my head, trying to scare me away
from their houses.
I have been zapped before
with their stingers,
so I try to wear a hat.
The wasps are very crafty
as they make paper
for their nests.

Mary-BoneMary Bone about Mary Bone
I have been writing since the age of twelve and have had two books of poetry published. My poems have appeared in journals, magazines, newspapers and online blogs. The most recent poetry acceptances are posted at Poetry Pacific, Literary Yard, Afflatus Magazine and my poem, ”Other Warriors” will appear in the July/August issue of Oklahoma Today Magazine. I also like to draw and paint in my spare time.

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