Bee Stings Cure Arthritis
James L. Rosenberg
My swollen fingers, gnarled and knotted
Cramped awkward with intolerable ache;
I bought a farm of snarling bees;
They stung me for salvations sake.
Strange ease to purchase through small hurts
release from larger crippling pains!
But I have learned a strange adjustment
and count each firey sting a gain.
And sometimes in the savage orchard
I go to take my hurtful ease
and find a comb of gleaming honey
left by my fierce redemptive bees.