The Haiku Hotline is a miniature weekly poetry journal, solicited via text & voicemail. You can listen to this installment at the end of this episode.
Planes gas Dibrom clouds;
bees acceptable losses
~COURTNEY O’BANION SMITH, Houston, TX
Flowers Have Secret
Blue Halos That Bumblebees
Can See By Ed Yong
~ZACH PINT, Elko New Market, MN
(found in The Atlantic)
Bees don’t have hearts like we do–
just one meek little tube that
varies in thickness across their
thorax and abdomen and back up again.
I stumbled across this on accident
but now I wonder how bee blood is pumped,
or how it delivers oxygen,
or if bees even have lungs.