If this fire ant had its way,
It’d smash this window and pry me open.
Can’t blame it—separated from
Swarm and nowhere to fly,
Everywhere starving and
Stark raving mad,
You’d crush the giant’s face with
Black eyes tracking delirium,
Watching you thrash
As he sips coffee on the other side.
Alex Z. Salinas lives in San Antonio, Texas. He is the author of WARBLES, a full-length poetry collection from Hekate Publishing (2019). His short fiction, poetry and op-eds have appeared in various print and digital publications, and he serves as poetry editor for the San Antonio Review.