Poem by Carl Rakosi

The ants came
to investigate
the dead
bull snake,
nibbled
at the viscera
and hurried off
with full mouths
waving wild
antennae.

Moths alighted,
beetles swarmed,
flies buzzed
in the stomach.

Three crows
tugged and tore
and flew off
to their oak tree
with the skin.

In every house
men, women and children
were chewing beef

Who was it said
“The wonder of the world
is its comprehensibility”?

From: https://www.poeticous.com/carl-rakosi/poem-the-ants-came

Date: 1971

By: Carl Rakosi (1903-2004)

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