June poetry gong: Deb’s #2

ants: acrobat, Allegheny, argentine, bigheaded, carpenter, citronella, cornfield, crazy … crazy Rasberry, cut, false honey, field, fire, flying, fungus, ghost, harvester, honey, larger yellow, leafcutting, little black, little fire, night, odorous house, parasol, park, pavement, pharaoh, pyramid, red imported, red town, small honey, southern fire, thief, velvet, velvety tree and whitefooted ants; whitefooted, velvety tree, velvet, thief, southern fire, small honey, red town, red imported, pharaoh, pyramid, pavement, park, parasol, odorous house, night, little fire, little black, leafcutting, larger yellow, honey, harvester, ghost, fungus, flying, fire, field, false honey, cut, crazy Rasberry … crazy, citronella, carpenter, bigheaded, argentine, Allegheny and acrobat ants; acrobat, Allegheny, argentine, bigheaded, carpenter, citronella, cornfield, crazy Rasberry … crazy, cut, false honey, field, fire, flying, fungus, ghost, harvester, honey, larger yellow, leafcutting, little black, little fire, night, odorous house, parasol, park, pavement, pharaoh, pyramid, red imported, red town, small honey, southern fire, thief, velvet, velvety tree and whitefooted ants.

Little honey, find your way
past my sugared jam & crumbs,
beat a path to the velvety tree
& fly like a parasol in a fiery field.
A little black or larger yellow,
you crazy odorous red, red, red ghost
waving lines of bigheaded night.
Sweet ant, it isn’t June until you
cover my peonies with your adoration.

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More for our first gong. Just a bit of word play because I had no idea there were so many ants with such funny & interesting names. I don’t mind ants much. Of course, I don’t have fire ants up here in Portland.

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