sprawling empires…

Ant Lions Rule September

When the ground is dusty and dry

Making it easy for them to create sprawling empires

In summer’s parched desert.

Oddly enough they bring to mind..

..the towering pyramids of Egypt

Reaching for the sky.

Not that I’ve been there.

I haven’t.

But in September,

I look down into the soft sand,

Hollowed so carefully into funnels,

An open invitation to swirl to their center,

As openly downward and inward

as the pharaoh’s monuments

are visibly upward and outward.

Will one outlast the other..

in a scorching race that will continue to burn ..

so many September moons from now…


ellie894 September 14, 2019