Orange Water

by Eric Baus

The bloom. The boiling water. Bees. Real flowers release bees. Real flowers bloom orange. Real bees bloom in boiling water. Real water releases bees. Boiling real bees releases flowers. The flowers bloom. The bees bloom. The water blooms. The boiling blooms. Real flowers. Real bees. Real water. Flowers are not real. Bees are not real. Water is not real. Release the bees. Boil the bees. Water the bees. Real water. Orange flowers. Orange water.

Eric Baus is the author of The To Sound (Verse Press/Wave Books) and Tuned Droves (Octopus Books). He edits Minus House chapbooks and lives in Denver.

Editor’s note: “Orange Water” is reprinted here. It first appeared in Tuned Droves (Octopus, 2009).

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