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by Penelope Richards

Fat, striped honeybees
bounce along through the garden
in the summer light.
One—bonk—flew into a stem
Then—buzz—went flying again.


Penelope Richards is a senior at Brigham Young University. She loves reading, writing, and painting. Originally from Houston, she has always loved a sunny day at the beach. But she is learning to appreciate Utah’s long, snowy winters as well.