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  • How could an emmet
    gleaning the kitchen counter
    this puny primitive pest
    fling me into acts of pesticide paranoia?

    Could it be his perverse perseverance
    his tiny refusal to give up?

    How can they carry so much bloody weight?
    How can they unquestionably obey?

    Perhaps it is this my aversion:
    its kamikaze adherence to instinct
    & absolute indifference to individuality?
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