there will always be ants….

there will always be ants

when
i was a child
i
would watch
the ants
diligently
going about their chores
sort
of
a walt disney
plot
where the grasshopper
is eventually
left to winter’s cold
because
of ignoring
the planning process
but
as i
got older
i realized
that
we’re
the ants
working
for
the grasshopper
who’s
stealing
everything
we
attempt
to store

spring #4…

oh
i’m certain
you’ve seen it
a hundred times
or
more
but
perhaps chose
not
to admit
that we are totally outnumber
and
have little chance for survival
even armed
with the latest
chemical warfare weapons
our species
is doomed
for
each spring
regardless of where you live
underfoot
are
armies of ants
just
waiting for us
to
stumble
and fall

 

construction zone…

copyright 2012 cwmartin

humans
they went
extinct
years ago
rumor is
there are
a few
living underground
in the mountains
war
cannibalizing earth
and other
self-destructive behaviors
brought their civilization
to an end
much like
the one
angkor
nature
is
slowly
reclaiming and restoring
the dead zones
most of the bodies
are
but ash
now
but
every now and then
we come across one
in our work
but
generally
they prove
to be
no problem
at least
not like
the old days

political myrmecophiles…

marching side-by-side
proclaiming their shared values
feeding off our dead