What if a bumblebee needs a cool drink of water on a summer’s day just like humans? Could you imagine it? I experienced it and was inspired to write a poem about my bumblebee friend as I was floating in my backyard pool on a really hot day. The power was out in my neighborhood as a result of a major electrical storm. So I was delighted to find a sense of humor in the moment and to chuckle through the poeting process about such a silly title as A Thirsty Bee. My reverence for Nature in all Her magnificence was heightened as I felt the camaraderie of my honey-maker swim partner while sharing my sacred space. Bees are family too!