The Ant Poem

Vanessa Burns

it’s funny
i’ve never noticed that there’s
a ridge on the side of my bathtub—
jutting out only less than a centimeter
or a collarbone
or the scotch tape i use as band-aids—
until i saw an ant crawling on it

it’s funny
i’ve had the same bathtub for
more than 18 years
but i guess i used to kill them
with my quiet, bare hands
and i guess all ants
are different

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