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ants

i see them

they feel

 

their way

back ‘home’

 

carrying things

i will not understand

 

moving in jagged lines

being exactly where they ought to

 

i didn’t feel

when one walked onto my palm

 

am i

on the hand of another being

 

blind

feeling my way through time

 

how can I tell this ant

do you know what i call you?

 

i’ve named you

yet your essence unknown

 

do you know me?

have you memorized the creases of my skin?

 

i open a window in my head

the ant crawls in

 

i don’t know if it knows

i don’t know if i know

 

knowing isn’t our language

existing is enough

what comes to your mind when you think of ants?

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8 Comments

  1. Intriguing and very visceral. Nicely done.

    1. Thank you so much 🙂

  2. When I think of ants I think of the insignificance of my being by comparison to existence and the universe.

    I think, this ant lives in such a compact space, but that space is as vast to them as California is to me, and I don’t travel as much as they do.

    I think that humanity isn’t necessarily that great if ants can feed their entire colony and not destroy themselves with politics.

    I think I never expected Woody Allen and Sylvester Stallone would be in the same movie together… And yet, ANTZ exists.

    1. Wow, you’ve given me a great perspective, world is full of wonders, isn’t it!

  3. hi

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      1. i love the way you word your perspective, it’s unique. i scheduled thumbs of others. 🙂

        1. I am grateful to be included!

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