top of page

Honey Bee Machine

Artwork by Jenna Tse, staff artist

Pink petals, dusted

in pollen, stick faintly

to the wings of a wild softness,

which functions for the

sake of efficiency.

A flower

and a bee

and a machine.

Amber, ovally eyes

already drip with honey,

when its software

informs its antennae

to smell inborn data.

A bee

and a machine.

A stinger wrapped in

wires, exposed and

unfearful on a child’s

palm; the weight of

the present was enough.

A machine.

Since when did nature

taste this samely sweet?

A family of hunger fed

by a numbered species

of scientific empathy.

A machine and

We are nursed by a fossil

of the past within the future.

We must harvest, and we must eat.

Inspired by the digital print art piece Robot Bee, 2017, by Jeff Schmuki

26 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All


bottom of page