Champs Ulysses Cabinatan
Desert Ants - Poem by Champs Ulysses Cabinatan
One two three four five six…
I’m counting the ants
they are numbered more than a hundred
Coal black and very small
transferring food from a place
putting it inside a mound
going in and getting out from a small hole
and maybe some of them are complaining
it’s over five PM and they are still working
A busy life for ants
I was perplexed on how they can find food in this barren land
they are carrying a white round like substance
an ant version of the manna perhaps!
I tried getting one ant and placed it away from the group
two meters distance from the mound
Smart ant, it got its way back
so if there is a creature higher than the humans
maybe was also observing us, the way I’m observing these ants.
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