Saturday, October 6, 2018

Marianne Szlyk writes

Ants and Grasshoppers

People in small town Indiana emerge from
the white-washed bank on SR 26
like ants from last year’s wedding cake.

They move slowly, as if they felt
their way by antennae and carried boulder-sized
crumbs in their jaws. Now they scatter.

They climb into their trucks. Human again,
they drive off, listening to the oldies.
They sing along. They frown at the news.

Far away, the twitchy grasshoppers live
on black coffee in the city
and play their music on the banks

of the café au lait-colored river 
whose swift current will carry them
out of this state.
The Ants and the Grasshopper pages 14 and 15 by Mark Bloodworth Comic Art
The Ants and the Grasshopper -- Mark Bloodworth  


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