Attention Must be Paid

Have you noticed

No bees arrived this year to dine

On sex-starved flowers

Brilliant in the sun

Have you noticed

No rain fell since last October

Have you noticed

How still the house became

With absent feet and vacant

Doorways closing and grating

Open upon no-one at all

And did you note

My heart is broken?

Social Security sucks back

His monthly check.

Ah, they noticed.