Amazing Ant

When I woke this morning
I went into the kitchen
To survey the chaos
And met an ant.

We’ve had a few
Scouting, I think they were,
For sweet things.
Fat chance
In our kitchen
This week, anyway.

I crushed them.

But this one
Was carrying
A tiny piece
Of bread.

I got out my magnifying glass
And watched it.
Amazing, it must have chopped it up,
It was so tiny,
And it was holding it over its head
And making a getaway.

I was captivated
And fascinated,
Until I remembered
It would probably leave a scent trail
To my food cupboard.

A picture flashed into my head
Of millions of ants
Invading my home
And clearing out the
Pantry

So I crushed it.

Sorry, ant.




Poetry by Marie Cadavieco The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2018-05-11 at 10:44

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Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
An encounter between two worthy warriors. You weighed your options and took action. I admire the strength and determination of ants, but I would have done the same. I enjoyed this whimsical poem.
Ashe
2018-05-13