Ant Bridge

Scurrying to reach the brink
where a human stoops to think
"no way to cross this gaping breach"

ants assembled step to teach
extending selfless mutually
engaging limbs collectively:

their living bridge to symbolize
collaborative enterprise
relating past opposing sides

new unities through old divides

to band together when you must
and cultivate enduring trust

that "out of many, one" is all
we need remember

lest we fall.

Ant Bridge © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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68 words, 15 lines.

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Note: "out of many, one" ("e pluribus unum")
Submitted: March 7, 2020