Two pieces by Helen Vitoria
No Bees Please
He bought bees, the man from the apiary. I bought smoke. We watched them fight the sweet seduction to fly right into it and burn.
In the piazza, Elenora hides from the downpour. Above from the veranda the tangerines fall. She remembers the weight and never felt this small before.
Helen Vitoria lives and writes in Effort PA. Her work can be found and is forthcoming in over fifty online and print journals including: elimae, PANK, MudLuscious Press, >kill author, Poets & Artists Magazine, FRIGG Magazine and Dark Sky Magazine. Her chapbooks: The Sights & Sounds of Arctic Birds and Random Cartography Notes are available as e-chaps from Gold Wake Press, 2011, BLACKWATER: A PNEUMATIC DISTURBANCE is available from Red Ochre Press, 2011. Her first full length poetry collection: Corn Exchange, is forthcoming from Scrambler Books, Winter 2011. She is working on a novel(la) in verse: Amsterdam. She is the Founding Editor and Editor in Chief for THRUSH poetry journal. Find her here: http://helenvitoria-lexis.blogspot.com/