Worker Ants–Poetry Rally

Airport Business

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Worker Ants

colonies of worker ants
single file,
follow the leader
between blades of grass
standing attention,
communicate in obscure
antennae protrude
where you’d think
ears should be.
maroon suits clothe angular
they advance,
stalk ambiguous profit.
others cluster to the side
juggle brief
cases and carry-on’s,
babble the same language.

“Southwest Airlines, flight
to Oakland and Orange County,
now boarding group A.”

If you’ve flown on an airline recently, perhaps you’ll recognize the inspiration behind this poem that I’m submitting to Poetry Rally: Come on and join in the fun.