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The Mantle Ants



Without warning the earth cracked open
and giant green mantle ants (not ants at all)
surged out from deep below.
Within days, all other life was finished.
Then the ants were gone, and the wind
and the water began working
to seal up the gap again.
And that was that.

All poems are written and copyrighted by Michael C. Rush.
None may be republished or repurposed without permission.