The apples on the tree are full of wasps;
Red apples, racing like hearts. The summer pushes
Her tongue into the winter's throat.
But at six today, like rain, like the first drops,
The wasps came battering softly at the black glass.
They want the light, the cold is at their backs.
That morning last year when the light had been left on
The strange room terrified the heart in me,
I could not place myself, didn't know my own
Insect scribble: then I saw the whole soft
Pelt of wasps, its underbelly, the long black pane
Yellow with visitants, it seethed, the glass sounded.
I bless my life: that so much wants in.