January 26, 2007


The lowly termite
lives in the dark
seeks to exist in time
It eats
for the sake of

It destroys in time
things we strive
to have in

It returns all
to dust


utenzi said...

Michele sent me, Paige.

It's kinda weird but I was thinking of termites on the way to work today. Not so much their destructive abilities though, I was thinking of them as an example of how microorganisms live in the gut of larger critters to help them digest things. Cellulose in the case of the termites.

But as you say, Paige, eventually it all returns to dust.

Jeni said...

How true! Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. True about termites and true about all of us.

Zephra said...

I just wanted to thank you for your kind comments. You are a regular visitor to my blog and it means a lot to me.

Termites may seem like pests but like everything else in this world, they have a very valuable purpose. "It all returns to dust".

kimmyk said...

Destructive little suckers.

Completely demolished my grannies porch. It was like sawdust when they were done.

Karen said...

Such an interesting perspective on termites! Nice work!

Michele sent me today. Hope you have a great day!

Begered said...

Interesting! I really like that...I bever thought of termites in a way like that. I usually cinge when I think of them because of all the costly damage they can and have done on my property.
Thanks for stopping by and leaving encouraging words for my marathon challenge! I hope all will remain well with your loved one.

Dapoppins said...

....darn termites.

Carmi said...

The circle of life continues unabated, despite humanity's wish that it would stop long enough to render its creations permanent.

In life, there is no such thing.

judypatooote said...

I like that's Reality!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

So small, so powerful.

Foster Dogs said...

Nice poem! Here via Michele's.