The Sweet Bag of the Bee

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The Sweet Bag of the Bee
Persephone Abbott, musician and writer, lives in The Netherlands. Born in America she left to live in Europe at a young age to pursue a life other than what she could have otherwise experienced.
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  • To Brunhilde, My New Cat 3 days ago To Brunhilde, My New Cat   I understand You needed reassurance. You were being impossible, Feeling insecure. So I got out the oven mitts Engaged a fist fight in the closet With you snarling at me On my sweaters. I told you to get off them And get real.   Now you purr wildly Whip around my...
  • Reader I Did Not Marry the Right Man 2 weeks ago Reader, I did not marry the right man.  “I never knew my spouse,” people have been heard to say, “Until it was all over.” Not that I married a bad man, I didn’t, he just, perhaps, never understood me or me him. Maybe we didn’t talk to each other. It’s all about a small reflection,...
  • Habitual Resolutions 1 month ago First Poem of the New Year   Fleas, these last December days Regrets itch; there is little else to do. Impatient for Opportunity, Day Number One. Plunge into the cold sea, Prompt knitwear with blue logo Issued by a sausage manufacturer, Exuberant for publicity, Appears on your wet head. ...
  • A Long Lunch 2 months ago In a refuge far away from all, even during my youth, continuing my foibles, ever my own life, I have come, as always, here to withdraw and dream. Here has always been a place for me to simply exist and then I don’t exist as myself but as a shadow without murmur, without rustle as a robe without...
  • Ah, but you don't have the poems.... 2 months ago “The poems make it special. That’s what we have that you don’t have.” This was stated to me years ago by a solid Dutchwoman.  By a solid Dutchwoman, I mean a no nonsense, count the pennies, buy cheap and reasonable, don’t expect much from your purchases type of woman who often wears... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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