I am a house with bees in the walls.
Beneath these sun-bleached boards,
inside the jagged, gaping holes
spills out of splintering wood.
The once silent halls
buzz with a chorus of thousands.
I was naked bones unburied
abandoned to decay.
I’ve become a house of royalty.
A waxen kingdom gilt in honey.
Allison DeDecker is currently based in Yuma, AZ. She draws inspiration from day to day life, current events, and the natural world. Her work has been published in the Colorado Crossing Literary Journal and is forthcoming in Pile Press. She can be found on Instagram.