Swallowed and Gone

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After clearing the table
I noticed the sounds.
The buzzing of
The low drone
Of bees , wasps and hornets.
Other quieter creatures
Went about their business.
The bats came out .
I blew the candles dead
And sensed the can ,
The beer was still cool.
Something tickled
In my throat.
I swallowed it all.

by Simon Stafford

Photo credit: Simon Stafford