a is for ant.



a is for ant. 

When I was a little girl I dreamt the strangest things
Like the tiger locked with me in my mother’s car
Oh, he scared me but never attacked
(Maybe this was the product
Of my love for Tony and his Frosted Flakes)

As a young woman not locked in with a beast
Rather locked out with no key
Could not open my locker or my dorm room door
(Maybe this was a sign of the futility
Of attempts to recapture my youth)

The weirdest of my dreams still haunts me today
I pull aside the curtain and find to my horror
A gigantic ant the size of the entire bathtub
(Maybe this is the reason
To this very day I hate picnics)

Posted as part of the A to Z challenge — a letter a day throughout the month of April (except Sundays) until we reach z. My theme is small.

About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, sometimes blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Italy, but she would settle for a non-oceanfront home in Italy. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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45 Responses to a is for ant.

  1. I’m guessing you didn’t like the movie Antz then!

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  3. I’ve had some weird dreams…mostly after a feed of drink tho’ lol

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  4. gigglingfattie says:

    Great start Sandra! Looking forward to the other 25 letters 🙂

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  5. You make me laugh! Great post!

    Diane from

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  6. Miss Andi says:

    Love this, very unique and funny 😊

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  7. Not a bug man myself. NIce write. A good beginning for this challenge.

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  8. Marquessa says:

    Lol! I love the idea of picnics but not actual picnics because of creepy crawlies.

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  9. Tarkabarka says:

    Hahaha 😀 I have some of those dreams too!… There was a Russian sci-fi book I loved as a kid, it did feature gigantic ants…
    Happy A to Z!

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    The Multicolored Diary

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