A sparrow, catching a bee in its beak,
Splits its little body down the middle
Via the geometry of concrete.
This memory comes back like hot concrete
Every summer: Bird can’t fit Bee in Beak,
The angular crush along its middle.
Between necessity and cruelty, middle
-point proofs have been proven, yet the concrete
Angular force of agony, a beak…
A beak is a middleman for the force of concrete.
Bryce Baron-Sips is an American writer living in Sweden. His work is published or forthcoming in Revolute, VIBE, beestung, Strange Horizons, and elsewhere. He can (while it lasts) be found on Twitter @bric_a_bryce.