Poetry Drawer: Small Scale by Raymond Miller

Up there a helicopter herds cows to safety
while the hills are dowsed by tiny firefighters;
down here I pour boiling water on an ants’ nest
and scan the rivulets to slaughter survivors.

Ray Miller is a Socialist, Aston Villa supporter, and faithful husband. Life’s been a disappointment.

You can find more of Ray’s work here on Ink Pantry.

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