A Short Story by Sara Marie Hantousch May 2008
We have these
We are shaking at the knees
They had over taken the kitchen window
We decided they HAD to go
Just how do we go about that?
Certainly not with a bat
How about a can of Raid?
Nope, even TWO cans didn't do it I'm afraid
We found after Bees prefer the day
We wasted our spray
Oh how oh how, can this be done?
We have to wait until there is no sun
Bring that burning barrel about
The fire it won't start
Building a fire is an art!!
“There we go!”
Bees do not like smoke didn't know?
Away they flew
Only over a window or two
So up the ladder Salah climbed
Filling up the gap was what he had in mind
The smoke died down
It seemed that we had tried in vain
“We are taking our Window back!!!”
Salah proclaimed as he filled up the crack
“Don't you know I am from Iraq!”
The gap was filled
We were thrilled
It was the end of the mission
Until the next day...I discovered “THEM” in my kitchen!!!
Now what shall I do”
I got my shoe!!!!!!!
They were mostly dead anyway
I knocked them out without delay
I patched up all the holes I could see
“You will not take MY HOUSE from ME!!!!”
“Will there be more in my kitchen tomorrow?
I fell asleep thinking in sorrow
Up early I did rise
I found NO bees oh what a delightful surprise
I keep checking to see
No NOT one little bee
Building a cluster in the window sill
At least they are not inside
I can relax and enjoy the day in stride