Venom Tea Party

The air is clear…

And thick with demons.


Buzzing, zipping, stinging—

This is no plague of locusts,

This is not a punishment for humanity,

This is a torture of Me.

I stand still

and hide my swatting…

You see a flower

I turn to the mirror–

I see one, too

But being sucked bone-dry

Pierced by demons…

I’m used for honey.

I’m buzzed, honey.

Sweet poison

Cycling through now.

So dizzy, but somehow

Rooted to the spot.

The air, thick as water—

I’m drowning

In air

And all





To the bottom.

These bees, thriving underwater

(Demons are bees

That follow you

Even when you’re wise enough to escape

By slipping below the surface)

And suddenly—

In the broad daylight—

You realize these tiny holes will never mend

You’ve finally gone down the deepest end

And everyone is shouting “Look, a suicide!”

When they see your body

Around the bend

Floating on past

Down the bed

When really it was murder.

And your story—that you were only trying to save yourself!—

Is written all wrong.

And you’re just a pile unbruised petals

With a drained core

Surrounded by bees

That no one sees.

With honey flowing

From swollen cheeks

And they ask “Poor girl, why?”

“She was a lily”

“A rose”

And say the stem could speak

She’d say



That was the mistake.”

So in the next life

She burned Eden

And married the snake.



photograph by this french dude

1 thought on “Venom Tea Party

  1. Katrina I feel really embarrassed to write to you but I have no choice . Yes Katrina I have been reading your blog and I would like to say you are the most amazing writer ! I say this because I don’t see your words Katrina I can only hear them and feel them so deep in my soul it is the most amazing feeling in the world to read what you have written . I guess the best way to explain it is it’s like when you were a kid and it was Christmas and it was so magical and you couldn’t wait for that day I feel the same way Katrina when I read what you have written . I have never read anything that makes me feel so emotional inside I thank you !I thank you! I thank you! Katrina . Your words make me want to cry make me want to laugh make me want to scream I am filled with emotion you keep me on the edge of my seat .thank you Katrina ! You are so passionate and filled with life and joy it comes out in every word you write . Please look past my spelling and punctuation I I am no writer . But I know someone who is! With that being said please keep me private and in your heart forever because you will forever be in mine .❤️Bob


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