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    Colony

    Were I an ant, I'd work all day
    For we all know that ants don't play.
    They dig and tunnel, pull and plow
    Their daily bread by sweat of brow.

    Were I a bee, I'd pollinate
    Until my queen did abrogate
    Her ruling throne of bizz and buzz
    Where "Why, O Queen?" meets "Just because."

    Were I a spider, spinning thread
    Into a silken featherbed,
    My glossy strands of tatted lace
    Display, array - their own showcase.

    Were ant and bee and spider, three
    Together in community -
    Would they a neo-species grow -
    An embryonic dynamo?

    Would colony and tapestry
    Unite in insect artistry?
    Would it, could it, should it be?
    I won't eat you, you don't eat me?

    Or left in their created realm,
    Side-by-side their leads at helm
    Embracing bounds that sometimes meet,
    In differences, the more complete.

    Acknowledging the shared airspace
    of creature worlds in interface
    Where never tiny heartbeats quicken,
    Nor insect-lips smack "Tastes like chicken."

  • #2
    This needed to be said. Love it! Thanks for posting, SGreub

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    • #3
      Very enjoyable SGreub.

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      • #4
        This poem rocks, and your precision at rhyme and meter, really shows

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        • #5
          I like the gotcha close!

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          • #6
            Love this! Dog eat dog world -- if only we could enjoy each others gifts and talents instead of jockeying for position or power or recognition. Tastes like chicken!!!

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            • #7
              I enjoyed reading this tasty poem.....lip smacking insects. I also like bees, spiders and ants.

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              • #8
                Colony is charming, comical, whimsical, thought-provoking, SGreub! Thanks for a real treat! Monica

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