Sunday, June 27, 2010

Invincible Insects


Here's a Sunday 160 in honor of the Monkey Man's first anniversary hosting this exercise in brevity:


Ants dash across my desk, taking turns
like rioters do, hurling bombs into shop windows.
Their minuscule legs race faster
than my colossal finger can crush them.


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10 comments:

PattiKen said...

Oh, no, invasion of the any bombers! I know, maybe it's time to bring your amazing elbow into the fray. (I just loved that comment!).

Very cute and descriptive 160. It conjures up images like those in the Saturday afternoon movies I used to see as a kid.

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Monkey Man said...

We recently had the same problem with gnats. Love 160's that make me smile. Thanks for bringing levity to the brevity and for recognizing the first anniversary of the Sunday 160.

Syd said...

Funny, I just cleaned up a bunch of ants near the cat's bowl today. Must be lack of rain here.

Sam Liu said...

Wonderful 160, the imagery and the description are really charming :)

Magpie said...

Such a creative way to view ants. Great job. On my recent trip up north, I was bombarded by little gnat-like bugs they call "no-see'ms". They bite!

Alice Audrey said...

You have got to get the sugar off your desk. Don't even give the little buggers an excuse to be there.

Harris Channing said...

Great 160! It's true about ants you know. And as bizarre as it sounds, when they're outside, doing what ants do, I think they're sort of cute!

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Brian Miller said...

we have luckily avoided the ants this year...i should probably knock on wood at this point. hope you are having a wonderful sunday!

Dianne said...

dead ant, dead ant, deadantdeadantdeadant........
-pink panther
happy ant stamping

Caty said...

oh, I hate ants!! nice 160 =)

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