Smithereens Press Chapbooks SP14 - The Lighthouses by Daragh Breen - Page 9

In a small hole in the ground wasps made a paper skull, congealing in miniature weirs as they piled over each other. To increase the tight cavity space, the growing nest like a cranium pressing against flesh, the wasps carried water from a nearby puddle, secreted it against the earthen wall, then devoured the softened soil and deposited it outside. Hundreds of wasps clambered about the moistened wall, a shoal tight in a dragnet, a skull lodged tight in the dark.