Picking Limas

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ILLUSTRATION BY LINDA COOK DEVONA

We work together side by side, sashaying deftly
in and out,
the bee tracing
his petaled prize while I probe leaves for mine.
He settles into golden dust,
my palm surrounds the swollen beans—as we pack
our pouches full.

This article was published originally in 2021, in GreenPrints Issue #126.


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