The bees keep working

Honey bees at work

Through the intense sun

And air choked with smoke moving

The bees keep working

The air in the greater Seattle has been filled with the smoke of many fires. Carried by the wind miles, a gift to be choked, I guess. The bees seem unperturbed.

Seattle Smoke

Smoky skies in Seattle, September 8, 2020

in this morning air
destructive rage blowing west
the sepia sky

The featured image is out my front door, trying to capture the smoky haze that’s descended upon Seattle. My lungs hurt a bit, my eyes sting, and I feel for my asthmatic friends and the misery they’re going through.