no sneakers

kStan(ly) kSays

the marathon began at 1
a thousand avid ants
fire-ants-1790262_960_720now race across the kitchen floor
i’ve tried but yet i can’t
locate the place the race began
to staunch the flow or stop it
it seems to end where my veal cutlet
landed when i dropped it
the runners wear no sneakers
no numbers on their backsfire-ants-1790262_960_720
their uniform is, to an ant,
entirely jet black
they don’t get winded
don’t slow down
they’re made of tougher stuff
i cheer them on with insect spray
i hope i have enough
fire-ants-1790262_960_720

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© 2017 kStan(ly) Lanning
picture by skeeze, courtesy pixabay.com
created for the  Daily prompt – marathon

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