WARNING OF A CHARMING LOTUS

Dear bumble-bee,
if you ever visit by chance
know this about me
in advance:

my sweetness is so delicious
and my fragrance so intoxicating
that you’ll be called and held
even without you noticing.

And you’ll stay in my flower-chamber
all through the moon-full night
– petal-doors and windows shut
and my embrace very tight.

Only when the Greater Light
rises upon the sky
you’ll be allowed
to bid me good-bye.

P.S.
If all you’ll be thinking of
is desperate escaping,
remember, I’m not your jailor
but, rather, protecting

your pretty wings and nose
from much bigger dangers:
the night is really, full
of bee-eating strangers.