The Bumble Bee

The bumble bee is full of life,
     Performing as he goes
A dance that has no parallel
     For nimbleness of toes.

His coat is thick and shaggy, just
     The perfect coat to wear
For one who in the insect world
     Is like a flying bear.

You'll never hear a high-pitched whine
     Or irritating drone
Proceed from him—he mumbles in
     A velvet baritone.

In short, the bumble bee is fit
     To wear the crown of kings;
He is a truly regal sort
     Of royalty with wings.

©2016 Michael Fraley

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