My Fiance Was Killed By Bees

My Fiance Was Killed By Bees

 

My fiance was killed by bees

I sheepishly admit to the group

it’s a terrible way to go

 

A thousand stingers piercing flesh

paramedics stabbing concoctions into ballooning skin

each breath another last

 

Text chimes fall on headphone’d ears

gorilla glass dimly lights her nightstand “Mom and Dad”

But an Arch-Demon is about to fall and I’ve got loot to claim

 

My fiance was killed by bees

when you repeat it, it’s kind of insane

they pollinated this nectarine that I refuse to eat

 

and when all the paperwork is done and filed

Facebook likes and sympathy tweets

what do I have left but the ashes of a woman who was killed by bees?