Creative Writing Showcase | Molly Longley | Welfare Fortnight

A collection of pieces from BA [Hons] Creative Writing.


Honey Pot

Molly Longley


Honey drips from my lips.

This artificial sweetness

has become too much.


Hip dips and more hip swings.

Did I look like this before?


Maybe I can’t see straight

with this constant buzz of rules

ringing in my head.


My mind is just a hive.

Enclosed within is layers


of bittersweet wishes

and hate, I will never be

pretty like queen bee.


This hive is dangerous,

I have seen the death it’s caused.


I know removing the

frame that’s caused this infection

will create new life.


A well-functioning hive,

where honey thrives and stays within.


If honey stays inside,

maybe I can feel the way

she does, dandy and loved.


I could be the candy

people crave, the buzz returns.


I will never be loved.

How can I be? I will

never be queen bee.

Honey creeps up my throat.

Maybe I can keep it down

tomorrow.


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