Ants Doing Yoga

 

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I was watching ants filing back and forth the other day

When two stopped for a chat; and I wondered how it was

 

They knew each other seeing they all look the same; and I

Concluded they must have individual features like us:

 

Hooked noses, for instance, bushy eyebrows, little pot bellies

And carry nicknames like ‘Shorty’, ‘Ginge’ or ‘Spike’

 

And further ants must have little to say seeing they say it

So quickly, but mostly I wondered where ants are off to

 

All the time; it is hard to imagine them doing yoga, or chilling

Out at the cricket or at the beach in a deckchair or anywhere

 

Else for that matter.

Don’t Be Creepy

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Don’t be creepy, I said, as she slunk down the passageway when she heard me

come inside and began circling the bowl.

I just fed you an hour ago.

But she looked up at me with her one cold, implacable eye.

Look at you, I said. You’re tubby.

I’m not fat, she said, Just fluffy. Will you please feed me?

I had no comeback for that.

You can’t argue with a cat.