They say from a plane
all the people look like ants,
and ants are too small to see,
but you know the ants are down-there anyway,
millions of them, and
just waiting for you to
leave on a plane trip.
At 3:00 a.m. I awoke in my bed
and suddenly remembered that I had left a
pie resting on the windowsill to cool.
So, I got up and went into the kitchen,
and when I opened the light,
I gasped as I saw thousands of ants
covering the pie.
This surprised me
because though I was aware
that I had a minor ant problem,
I didn’t think they
kept such late hours.
Nevertheless, as a result, now I had a major ant problem
My friend volunteered,
that ants hate cinnamon.
And while that is quite shocking,
I explained that I was not looking for
another reason to dislike the ants,
I just wanted them gone.
My friend said,
No, no, no, that is not what she meant,
ants really hate cinnamon,
and I should try
leaving some out.
So, that evening I
made some delicious cinnamon toast,
and I left it on a
plate on the counter as a
warning to the ants.
Come morning-time, to my disappointment,
the cinnamon toast was gone.
The ants had eaten it anyway, I guess.
But, at least,
I had the satisfaction of knowing
they did not enjoy it.