All of the Ants


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.

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