Pollen Collector by Tina Phillips/


 All this time I’d fooled myself

  into knowing what it felt like

Believing I’d tasted the nectar

when all I’d really experienced

  was a sip of sweetness

Soured by anger,

Tainted by jealousy

How long I’ve waited for this new life,

  for this sparkling feeling

The security and safety

  of a genuine man

  with no mask,

  no cross to bear

  or pyre to set me alight upon

I feel drunk with happiness

© 2011

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