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Book 2 Page 7
Ants in my coffee cup
There's ants in my coffee cup,
they’ve come from all around.
They’re floating in the coffee,
they look like their about to drown.
Can any one tell me
whether ants can swim?
Cause I’m always finding them dead
in the cups there in.
Do they really know the trouble
they're getting themself in,
when they climb down the coffee cup,
do they think they can swim?
Or does one accidentally fall
and then the rest of them jump in,
trying to save their fellow ant
on an 'ant rescue mission?'
Or are they like sheep
simply following the ant up front?
And as one slips
the rest follow and jump.
Have you ever seen an ant
doing the dog paddle?
Because if you have this would help to
solve the puzzle.
Maybe they’re just
going for a casual dip?
Or maybe they have been drinking too much alcohol
and then they slip.
Or is it simply a mystery
in the same way where whales beach themselves?
Does any one know the reason why,
can anyone help?
Is there any one out there
who can tell me why
there are always so many ants in my coffee cup
that seem to want to die?
© Written by Dominic John Gill www.poetry.net.au firstname.lastname@example.org 13/4/99