Annals of the Afroasiatic Pioneers, Vol 1. #16
Context — Stealing honey from African bees is bold.
That swarm of bees pursued them stride for stride,
and zeroed in on Stella as the con
who’d lured them out, and now would subdivide
them ‘round the lake in places whereupon
the mantises and toads would quickly prey
upon the black and yellow candy brought!
While BLING, scot-free, would fetch the hive buffet
that Stella’s daring sprint allowed be caught.
WIth bursting speed, the girl plunged in the pond
and shivered once for cold and once for fear’s
suspense as predators would soon respond
to unexpected food so volunteered.
She stayed submerged until her crimson face
convinced that oxygen was all displaced.