As an ant is powerless
Against a raised boot,
And only has an instant
To have a bright idea or two.
The black boot so polished,
He can see himself
Reflected in it, distorted,
Perhaps made larger
Into a huge monster ant
Shaking his arms and legs
Threateningly?

The boot may be hesitating,
Demurring, having misgivings,
Gathering cobwebs,
Dew?
Yes, and apparently no.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Charles Simic's poem The Supreme Moment

1 Comment

  1. Maya says:

    This is one of the best poems I have read. I love it so much because the way he writes it is very interesting and fun. I also love that some of the poem rhyms and some of it does not.

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