Monday, June 26, 2017

Bright ideas of health care

    With the wind gusting so wildly,
    So unpredictably,
    I'm willing to bet one or two ants
    May have tumbled on their backs
    As we sit here on the porch.

    Their feet are pedaling
    Imaginary bicycles.
    It's a battle of wits against
    Various physical laws,
    Plus Fate, plus -

    Wondering if anyone's coming to their aid
    Bringing cake crumbs,
    Miniature editions of the Bible,
    A lost thread or two
    Cleverly tied end to end.

Charles Simic
New and Selected Poems
  1962 - 2012
  On the Meadow
Houghton Mifflin 
  Harcourt, 2013©

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