Self Love & Sealing Wax

On the shelf under my books and herbs
is a rose gold stick of wax.

It’s a special sparkling wax I use
to seal love letters with,

each seal is stamped with a bee who
(I hope) translates

The love and softness I can’t quite put
to words for my beloved on the other end.

Some days I don’t feel heard…
and no matter how fiercely I write,

the words come out all jumbled,
muted, vague, and broken down.

I wonder why it never occurred to me to send
a little pink champagne bee to myself on days like these.