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 A MYRMECOLOGISTíS DREAM ishmael        (More) 9/28/2019
 Baking the Witch Chris_Breva        (More) 9/26/2019
 In The Dusk Of The Fiery Skies merrygrannyde        (More) 9/17/2019
 Hello hottea        (More) 8/27/2019
 That Wait! Suvasini        (More) 8/18/2019
 A Knight, A Maiden, And Sweet Allegorica Copperpenny        (More) 8/16/2019
 Blue Jay Regress hottea        (More) 8/10/2019
 delete delete        (More) 7/26/2019
 Mars Drive Thecraig        (More) 6/30/2019
 Compose derena        (More) 6/14/2019
 Oh Cloud Slightlyslimer        (More) 5/7/2019
 Fairies in My Garden MARYT.LIVE        (More) 4/24/2019
 My Enchanted Garden jenikawhispers        (More) 4/14/2019
 MISS PLASTIC listener        (More) 4/13/2019
 A LAND FAR AWAY listener        (More) 4/11/2019
 SIDNEY'S DAY OUT WITH GRANDMA listener        (More) 3/23/2019
 When she was young Slightlyslimer        (More) 3/23/2019
 Good times at the lunch room!!! Slightlyslimer        (More) 3/22/2019
 Smith Family Four Slightlyslimer        (More) 3/15/2019
 Bright spot of my vacation. Slightlyslimer        (More) 3/13/2019
 MAN OF SIN MissSharon        (More) 1/19/2019
 Frozen Tundra  ThaPoeticFire        (More) 1/16/2019
 A Young Russian Girl's Nylons Jan9thxciv        (More) 12/29/2018
 The Little And Bold Briefcase Zuzanna        (More) 12/28/2018
 Nights' Rite panther811        (More) 12/13/2018
 Heavens Window KKD ŠÉ¶ The Gold Pen Ghost ŠÉ¶        (More) 10/31/2018
 ONCE UPON A TIME SNOW WHITE(Free Verse) ladydp2000        (More) 10/29/2018
 Bit My Neck panther811        (More) 10/4/2018
 The Woodlands Aspiring Angel        (More) 10/3/2018
  WHERE WERE MY HANDS? MissSharon        (More) 9/3/2018

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African Weaver, Asian Marauder,
Australian Sugar and Honeypotter;
Leaf Cutter, Carpenter, Formica and Soldier,
Harvester, Raider, and Fungus Grower.
Red, Black, Brown and Driver,
Army, Grease, Water and Fire!

Ants! Ants! ... their numbers are mounting,
Eighty-eight hundred species and counting.
Marching, crawling, swarming, driving;
Advancing, moving, humming, flying.
Alert, keen, wary and vigilant...
Incessant, ardent, assiduous and diligent!

Ants! Ants! ... they are everywhere!
Wherever you glance you see them there;
Overhead, underfoot,
In plain sight or blackened soot.
In the grass, along the fence,
Why, even my house is their residence!

Underground; in the trees...
Upon the sand by raging seas!
Colonies thrive with a unity of mind,
Ever loyal to their queen and all their kind.
Industrious, prolific, constantly moving;
Never resting, always producing.

Aggressive, combative, hostile, intrusive.
Relentless, unmerciful, vindictive and ruthless!
Cutting, chomping, packing, carrying
Crumbs or seeds or fallen carrion.
No earthly creature; not a manís prayerful rant
Can deter or defeat the OMNIPITENT ant!

Not water, fire or pesticide
Will ever reverse the swelling ant tide!
For in due course weíll ourselves destroy...
Then insuperable swarms will the Queens deploy...
Whereupon stinger, antenna, mandible and jaw
Will uphold on earth almighty Ant law!

Joseph I. Middlesworth

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