About bees and flies

What happened to the bees?
I miss them buzzing in my garden
Slowly they vanish from this earth,
killed by pesticides who protect
plants for harmful insects
Men with pollen brushes
are doing the fructifying job
Am I the only one who sees
a total contradiction in here?

I really love these amiable
little buzzers, they look like
tiny teddy bears to me
In contrary to the fly
A hideous, disgusting insect
who is nibbling on fresh dog shit
and subsequently, wants to land
on my sandwich, as a variation
on its copious diner
Thanks, but no thanks!

Still, the fly is the cleaner of garbage,
carrion and other rancid residues
So, I honestly can say
‘I won’t hurt a fly’

Daginne Aignend is a pseudonym for the Dutch poetess Inge Wesdijk. She likes hard rock music, photography and fantasy books, is a vegetarian and spends a lot of time with her animals. Daginne started to write English poetry four years ago and posted some of her poems on her Facebook page and on her website. Read other articles by Daginne.