Sally Richards

just how it is

Silence fills the gap
where chaos ruled.
Worker ants dance
to the tune of
she who must be obeyed –
busy busy busy

Beneficent drone
ekes out an existence
hums the strain
which swallows mouthfuls
of nothing peace
hmm hmm hmm

Solitary fatted calf
tethered shadow side
of her moon:
stares in innocence –
get off there now!
moo hoo hoo

Sally Richards © 2007