honey bee — [E] (i)

once rectangular once clay fields
in moats of mud grey

from this afar over
i cannot make out the crop

i reckon it could be
fixed wheat

steel strengthened
to be solid in the sun

i have not seen the farmers
i think they hide themselves

from the hourly
total eclipses

but at night they’re out
checking the fields for concrete weeds

and the pests
what are the pests

i think they’re the
two hundred metre tall

things that walk the rough
driving the eclipses

like rain