A hard working girl that’s what I am
from the day I’m born ‘til the day I die.
After a quite spoiled nursery,
my work will be valued high.
There are 12,000 sorts of us
spread out in all regions of the Earth
even in the desert and the arctic circle
surviving heat and ice with mirth.
Some of us exist under water,
deep in an Australian pond.
Our buddies in the desert run the fasted
With at least three feet per second.
Our smallest sorts are tiny
Less than 1/3 an inch.
Our biggest friends are monsters
2 ¾ in. and they can bite and pinch.
We all live in a monarchy
Mostly working girls and queen
The boys are good to fertilize
then they die and food they’ve been.
We can carry 10 times our weight
We never rest or pant.
I guess you’ve figured out by now
Oh yes, I am an ant.
(Copyright June 2018, Aurora Jean Alexander)