Anthony Dennis Poetry Collection
– Poetry by Anthony Dennis –
The Ant Colony
I see the faces of the ones who do not complain,
the ones the Colony finds work for.
They move like stevedores with loads upon their backs,
along tunnels underneath the doomed city.
I stand, godlike, determining their fate.
So many disasters to choose from –
Do I stomp them with my shoe?
Or kick them ‘til I’m blue?
Civilization awaits my decision.
The Asian Arts
Bereft of you now,
I hoard your words like origami.
At lunch alone, I
unfold you gently at my table
so that I don’t break your precious parts.
You’re still teaching me the Asian arts-
–patience, endurance, humility –
and how to live the new century
About the Author – Anthony Dennis
Anthony J. Dennis holds degrees in law, literature and history from Northwestern University School of Law and Tufts University. His poetry has appeared most recently in Into the Void, Panoplyzine, Sons and Daughters Literary Journal and The Scriblerus. Dennis has written dozens of articles for legal journals, newspapers and magazines. He is also the author of three nonfiction books and co-author of three more. He has practiced law in the U.S. for over twenty-five years.
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