Ants are Pickier than You
They like gumdrops and bananas,
Pot roast they love.
They drown trying to drag away your
Peppercorn rub and sweet juice trail
Across the granite
Back to the Queen ant.
The fetus also only wants
You, on the other hand, eat what I feed you
Refuse to judge my offerings instead
Find the honey in each
Badly boiled egg or burnt batch.
You take over the cooking
And I and the fetus
Feast with the Queen.
Jamie Houghton is a writer, musician and teaching artist whose poetry chapbook, BURN SITE IN BLOOM was released by Musehick Publications in 2017, who are also publishing her collection, Hero, in 2019.