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