Monday, May 12, 2008

Poem from the Patio

I was sitting on the patio and noticed some ants, and so it goes... I was glad to work on a poem as I've felt kind of stalled out, probably because of being super-busy with teaching lately.

Weeds, Anthills

Did they crack our patio
or did cracks come before
in one or more earthquakes

before we lived here?
No one cares. It’s an old slab
of cement with no one

to repair it. Only I can
see it with spring filling out
the neighbor’s hydrangea

and our mock orange.

1 comment:

Kristin said...

Nice to see you doing a little more blogging again - certainly more interesting than my Web 2.0 stuff - I need to get notification when I have comments on my blog, so I don't respond so belatedly.

I have been noticing ants lately myself (unfortunately with the heat, they've decided to invade the living room).

MAR is nice - got a new manager, so we've got lots of change here.

Hope things are going well with you.