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Invasive Species

From the depths 
of the otherwise 
desolate dark,
a stranger leans 
towards your car.

Night-blooming honey-
suckle propositions. Hon, 
he’s luckless. Honey, 
he’s honeyless. You, 
honey lessened. Honey, 

learn lessons from honey. 
Be mostly bereft of bees.
H o n e y s u c k l e.
Cling to your unknowns,

your petal unmentionables.
Champion sweetness.
H o n e y s u c k l e,

find the wild pull off.
Be serene. 
Be surrounded.
Be unstung 
by speed.

Sarah Ann Winn lives in Virginia. Her poems have appeared or will appear in Cider Press Review, Massachusetts Review, Nashville Review, Quarterly West, and RHINO, among others. Her chapbook, Portage, was released by Sundress Publications in February 2015. Visit her at bluebirdwords.com or follow her @blueaisling on Twitter.