Weary Ants

Day 23 NaPoWriMo challenge is to write a poem in the style of Kay Ryan, whose poems tend to be short and snappy – with a lot of rhyme and soundplay. They also have a deceptive simplicity about them, like proverbs or aphorisms. Once you’ve read a few, you’ll see what I mean. Here’s her “Token Loss,” “Blue China Doorknob,” “Houdini,” and “Crustacean Island.”

I’m not quite convinced if I got this right, but I didn’t want to leave it. Even when you don’t get it right, you do learn something in the process.

Weary Ants

The weary ant
must find a way
to resist temptation
because all work
and no play
can make her
a dull ant. So
she must learn
to say I can’t
or I won’t and
ask her troops
to make do
with the cube from
the last odyssey
basking in its glory,
for as long as
kitchen slabs will
flow with crumbs
our wing-weary ants
will have no reason
to be glum.

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