Friday Nite Poetry: From The Ant Hill To Olympus

This blueprint of what La Belle would have loo...

This blueprint of what La Belle would have looked like was created in the 20th century, after excavation. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Welcome back, gentle readers, sorry there has not been a Friday Nite Poetry in a couple of weeks. Hardware problems have been vexing me and they are hopefully solved for some little while. You all already now about my fundraiser, and I will say no more about that besides the quick reminder.

What I will speak of is how easy it is to forget how truly amazing we are as a species. We have walked the moon, cured diseases, and for all the horror we have visited on each other, we have often raised each other up as well. We have a long way to go to realize our potential. We still get quite a lot of the easy problems wrong. We display a profound ability to make the simple complex and the complex simple. Still, I see a bright future, somewhere out there, it just may take longer to reach than we would like. We are all amazing, each and every one of the seven billion plus of us. We just need to be reminded from time to time.

Riding the Swarm

Agitations
vibrate across
populations
of soldiers
queens
workers
and drones

Skittering
patterns of action
make no sense
to the outside observer
the stranger
the other
the tourists
and travelers

If they give themselves
a moment
a day
a week
a month
they may tame it
or be tamed by it
and learn to ride
and partake in the joy

Blueprint

We are not cogs
or spokes
in some great machine
grinding along
toward unknowable purpose

We are not a plot twist
a literary device
a meter
or rhyme
in the author’s theme

We are not a measurement
a dash of spice
a pinch of herbs
a pound of flesh
thrown together for a meal

We are the plan
the ultimate design
we have no purpose
other than to be the purpose
we are finite and eternal
separate and joined
in the motion
in the design
without engineer
we are the end
unto itself

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