Friday, July 28, 2006

"This drought..."

This drought
has ants drifting in
bath water
all around me.

Even advancing
along the engine block
to the power steering leak
or for motor oil

     and death,
     as long as it’s wet.


RC said...

It's a sad day when ants must get help from man's creations.I like this poem.

Jill said...

i like this, esp that ending!

Brian Boutwell said...

Thank you both!

Penultimatina said...

Wow--I love the assonance throughout this poem. Bravo!

Brian Boutwell said...

Thank you for appreciating its musicality. :)