Monday, August 14, 2017
Near the curb, sitting on the ground,
I felt something on my left thigh.
Reaching down to brush it away,
I saw a large, black ant
Land on the brick
Next to my left foot.
A determined creature,
The ant crossed brick after brick
Occasionally dipping off the surface
Falling into the gravel pressed between each brick
To form the road.
I wondered how the ant could
Successfully cross this
Uneven path of pedestrian traffic,
But the large, black ant safely made it
Up the curb onto another grassy area.
Where someone else might
Feel something of their leg,
Brush it away and start the ant
On another busy path.
(I wrote "Disturbance" while I was sitting on a curb, waiting to listen to a lecture during our week in Chautauqua, New York. I was impressed by the ant's determination to cross the street despite people walking.)