I am done toying with lies she says to bee as she guzzles sadness from bee’s inner thigh I have never been a follower nor addicted to a queen she sighs, throat deep in yellow stardust and I wish someone would believe me as she climbs into bee’s hair and combs honey from her roots I have never known love as hungry as this I am certain I have never known. ____
Madeleine Corley (she/her) is a writer by internal monologue. Currently, she serves as managing editor at Barren Magazine. Her work is forthcoming/has appeared in Stoneboat Literary, Olney Magazine, No Contact, HAD, and more. Find her on twitter @madelinksi or on her website wrotemadeleine.com. Honeydew water is underrated.