augury doggerel

Friday, May 24, 2002


The sun comes down the street with the traffic in the morning, so I went out early this morning to read in the sunshine and let somes buses pass before my own smoking fate was scheduled to come. Thomas Campion ("Followe thy faire sunne, unhappy shadowe") made me want to lean on something, and the nearest something was a lamp post. Before I could put my shoulder to it, I saw a row of shiny black ants running up the post and a row of shiny black ants running down. The post is concrete wrapped around steel and wire. It goes up and up, to the top of the ant world, but there is nothing at the end for them. I puzzled for a minute, but then a bus came and snatched me away.


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