Cover Photo: Photograph by David Clode/Unsplash
Photograph by David Clode/Unsplash

The Summer of BSSZ

I’d tilt myself and roll to each side on the dirt, offering the bees new areas of my body.

discussed us

MegachilidaePerdita minima

impressive knowledge

narrative

solitary beeMe, me, me!

Echinacea pallida .

Perdita Liatris spicataAndrena Rudbeckia hirta

Bombus impatiensColletes inaequalisternarius

Agapostemon

Agapostemon

Agapostemon

Agapostemon

Lord of the Flies

Agapostemon

go on, take, plunder

That’s impressive

Rudbeckia maxima

HylaeusPtiloglossaColletes

feel

force

dying

bzzzz

does

Food, a dead woman.

The mothers? Their pedicures scratching, avenging the water polo?

Marta Balcewicz's writing appears in Tin House online, Catapult, Washington Square Review, and other places. Her debut novel will be published by Book*hug Press in spring 2023.  More at http://martabalcewicz.com.