All of the Ants

Ant

Version via Peter F. Wolf

All of the ants
in a dirt dance,
a cooperative prance
against caldera slant:
a cavern queen
caught in a trance,
alert acolytes
dart in the dark,
a connected flow
melted, ready to erupt —
a formic form
constantly enhanced,
the new workers advance
through the network
of volcano dormant.

*[ WSB ].