The honey bee knows the sweetest nectar is from the ripest figs

fulsome and sticky

bleeding milk from their stems

their dusky skins nearly splitting

in the summer heat.

The ripest figs lure the most bees

The riper the fig, the more doting the bee

Violet Fawkes

Violet Fawkes (she/her) is a freelance writer and sex blogger focusing on pleasure education, erotic fiction, and the intersection of identity, kink and mental health.