Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Abe V Rotor

These termites, where did they come from?
Browsing a book in entomology,
I stood like Alexander at Thermophilae,
And traced their tunnels from a tree to my room.
Haven’t I dug their hill where it once stood?
If termites live on dead wood,
Where do they get their food?
Ah, the roots, dead roots of the tree I pruned,
Imagining the wise man rising from his throne,
I looked at the tree, the termites and my home.
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