for Miz Quickly’s Interview #4

Do Ants Eyes Narrow in the Wind

Do ants stop, as I do, and listen to distant
        gentle thunder roll. 

Do they lift their feet in the snow.
        On hot sand. 

Do their eyes narrow in the wind.

Do they know that come July they will
        sprout wings and fly. 

Why do they trickle up from the roots of trees.
       Across the lawn.
        Like a flood.
        Like a forest fire. 

Is that an ant crawling up the window,
        bronze and black, weightless
        in its single purpose. 

Following cracks.
Holes and gaps. 

Do ants eyes narrow in the wind.


4MQ Interview #4. Photo by Thomas Kinto on Unsplash

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