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Saturday, September 09, 2017

IT'S A LONG CLIMB (photo) & ANT-SCAPADE (non-dream vignette) by Roswila


"You've got ants, dear," the customer
says to my surprise and I thank her
for the heads up as I stand to check
out the three stock laden shelves
... Yikes! there are endless trails of ants
along the shelving, to and fro, up and
over the wall behind, and zipping along
the narrow edges of the shelves ...
"But none of the stock packages are
opened," I declare to my co-worker,
even as I start mashing at the blighters
with a Kleenex; however, I might as
well be waving a flag of surrender
for all the effect this has on the steadily
advancing army; my co-worker calls
for help from our maintenance crew,
as I go on with my futile smashing
while also waiting on the occasional
customer, but no mashing there, of
course, only gratitude for their patience
and good humor; then my co-worker
takes most of the stock off the shelves
outdoors to dump the acrobatic ants
back in nature which is really the only
good place for them after all; next,
our maintenance guy arrives, chasing
down their trail in the store with ant
spray; the blighters I now mash are
rather slow and groggy, stoned out of
their minds, I guess; what a pass their
search for water's brought them to ...
my co-worker returns from outdoors
saying she'd opened the carton of
cookie packages even though it was
still sealed, to be sure nothing was
awry within it, and there it was:
a broken open package of Famous
Amos cookies in which the ants
were celebrating en masse, and I
laugh out loud, adding that they
may have come for the water, but
they stayed for the famous cookies

[a vignette about actual incident of 9-6-17, written 9-8-17. This took place in our retirement community's convenience store, where I volunteer regularly as a clerk. Ants invade our spaces on occasion and we've had a spate of them around our grounds recently. Years back, I had to deal with them in my rooms. They were even crawling out of my light switch wall plates. Ack! Photo "It's A Long Climb" (9-9-17 002v2) by Roswila]

PLEASE NOTE: in most browsers you can click on the above image for a larger version. Also, the photo accompanying a post is not necessarily meant to illustrate it, but to reflect some small, even slant aspect of the verse, similar to Japanese haiga (illustrated haiku).

There are many other sorts of posts on this blog. I indicate which are about or influenced by dreams. Some non dream focused posts are book reviews, "regular" poems (some by other writers), scifaiku, writing exercises, Tarot haiku, photos, haiga, and so on. However, most of those are in much older posts. There's a listing by month going back to early 2006, at the end of the sidebar.

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until next time, keep dreaming,

[a/k/a Patricia Kelly]
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