Andrew Burke

 

Ants and Us 

 

Andrew Burke

 

Today again
in this new town
a million or two tiny ants
keep formation going about
their business following
their instincts and i liken
them again to us as
i have since i was knee-high
to a grasshopper we too
follow our instincts to eat
to reproduce to follow
our leaders with our two feet
handicapped as we are
by human intelligence
beclouding our instincts with
unsettling clouds of thought.

 

 

 

 

Notebook (Darlington)

 

Andrew Burke

 

Ganesha burns among

milk cartons    plastic coke bottles

cockroaches

 

in a cold hillside morning

a boy repeats his callsign

relentlessly

 

frog replies

 

ceremonies together

 

ant runs across my thought

 

 

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