Ants crawl, but does that word work?
They angulate and populate,
taking determination to a place
that only insects can understand.
If I lie next to them then
a hundred hundred feet
will navigate and assess my
nutritional value over body weight.
Tied as I am by shadow I remain
and remaining am reminded
by bites unnumbered of my skin
in all its lined and folded subtlety.
Clothes, perhaps, are worn not for warmth
but because without them we might
have leather for brains lying
in a state of receptive ecstasy.