Tuesday, October 30, 2012

NEW POEM: "The black spot of an ant"

So I was doing calculus homework innocently last night, when an ant decided to crawl over my laptop. Like any normal, paranoid human being, I promptly squished him with some graphing paper. And then, like an abnormal, incurably nerdy human being, I decided to write a poem about him. It's not a death elegy or anything cute. (Sorry.) But it does have a lot to do with supernatural judgment, infidelity, fate, volition, and other cheery topics like that. Enjoy!

"The black spot of an ant"

The black ink spot of an ant crawled
over the horizon of my homework,
and I attempted murder within
the walls of stationary,
folding the pages to his doom.
What must have gone through his mind—
or anyone’s mind—
as his papercosm came crumpling down upon him,
as I played God
to the unfortunate businessman
in a black suit,
and his entire lifespan,
from waxen egg to a worker with duties
and responsibilities
and a family (
he had, after all,
just gone an increment too far
while guiltily lusting for a
forbidden grain of sucrose  )
well, all of that— suddenly
into a halt
when the parchment walls of his existence
came avalanching in and
pressed together
in the cruel, crushing, cynical pressure of delicacies.

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