Poem: Ants in the Bouquet


Ants in the Bouquet

For last years Prom I made the bouquet for my son’s date

May Peonies and Tulips from my garden

White fluffy, fragrant, full blossoms tinged with pink

Lovingly cut and arranged with ribbon

gingerly placed in the fridge for the big night

the ants unseen quietly retreated into the depths

I thought they had gone…only asleep

until the warm restaurant table an hour after the photos

a hundred small moving insects exploring

this year my son begged me not to make to bouquet

(Erin McGee Ferrell April 25, 2013)

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Erin McGee Ferrell

Erin McGee Ferrell studied oil painting at Mount Holyoke College, Pennsylvania Academy of Art, University of the Arts Philadelphia, and The University of Louisville, KY. Collectors include TD Ameritrade, AtlantiCare New Jersey, Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, INC. Philadelphia, The Episcopal Diocese of Boston, the CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, professional hockey player Kimmo Timonen, and America’s Cup Winner- Robert James Gale.

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