we, the ants

we are ants
in the toilet bowls
of corporate bathrooms

we think we can
climb to the top,
meanwhile,
they shit on us

piss on us
and call it
a trickle down
of wealth

our way
of thinking
and their way
of lying

is no good
for our health

if we stay our course
we will surely
drown
crushed
under the weight
of some rich asshole’s bullshit

i think i’ll pass
on that stock option
their money isn’t worth
this shit

© Rylan Skelly, November 2018


About the Author: I have a B.A. in Honours Religious Studies from the University of Waterloo; I have a love for all major world religions – Eastern, Western, or in between; I’m genderqueer, and I’m comfortable with male, neutral, and female pronouns; I’m married to my dear wife Lynn, who is the love of my life, my best friend, and my muse; I think far too much, and often have too many ideas to know what to do with; and I am a doing being, just like you!

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I have a B.A. in Honours Religious Studies from the University of Waterloo; I have a love for all major world religions - Eastern, Western, or in between; I'm genderqueer, and I'm comfortable with male, neutral, and female pronouns; I'm married to my dear wife Lynn, who is the love of my life, my best friend, and my muse; and I am a doing being, just like you!

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