by Kevin T McEneaney
(for Earth Day)
Insects around the globe held a meeting
to address the problem of climate change.
President Queen Bee from Argentina
argued for the banning of chemicals.
Premiere Wasp from Outer Mongolia
declared that all should burrow down in earth
until humans eliminated themselves.
Butterflies were not permitted to speak.
General Achilles, leader of black ants,
argued that red ants were the real problem,
promising their final eradication
within twelve years with complete victory,
no matter what the climate on earth was.
As usual, nothing was accomplished.