Not Beeing Good


…for the New York Times Spelling Bee “cover photo of the day”

Photo by the author.

Beyond spelling
and beyond bee
this photograph
is here for free.

No, it wasn’t
good enough for
that daily game
or metaphor.

Hot coffee spells
morning’s routine
seven letters
making bee-ing.

Fourteen photos
were submitted —
my camera’s bees
weren’t permitted!

NOTE: It used to be on my “cloud list” to be granted publication by the New York Times of a bee photograph that I had the good fortune to snap. As of today, that list item has been scratched. I’m taking my power and granting myself permission to publish my own bee photo and leave those newspaper game people in their own ivory tower realm of judgment! Thank you for reading and seeing this post. You, dear reader, are a good friend.



Mary L. Holden

A constantly evaporating editor and writer. Believer in medium since 2013 when they made me wait for an invitation….