Every Baby Is A Hive For Honey
for Harvey, Lily and Roman
by James Keller


Babies smile to have their smiles
reflected back to them in our smiles
just as flowers wear their Sunday best
to attract every busy bee
to be pollinated and who are
rewarded with an ooze of sweetness
to satisfy their prodigious queen.
Everything fertile is the goal of
every living thing, from blossom
to blossom to blossom, all
along the riverside orchards
and far beyond into the heartlands
and the vast mysterious interiors
of every human heart.