"When I Was a Child, There Was This Game We Used to Play" by Jack Gower

Out in the back yard,

the gang and I would

kneel down over some

Of the creepy crawlies—

insects and lizards.


Very quietly, making sure

not to spook the creatures

we’d pretend we were

the ruling kings watching

over our peasants. Or

other times we were

benevolent giants who

protected that particular

ant pile.


As I got older and

looked back on those

games, I’d imagine

us as those oblivious

worker ants.


Then I wondered if they

ever played our game

with even tinier creatures.

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