“Divine intervention reminds me of” by Rena Su

Updated: Jan 8, 2021


the ants of a colony. a mound on a patch of grass, resembling a palace. a snap of the leaves and the orange of the dirt makes for a monument. and they plow paths within. worship a queen in a cardboard chamber with her daisy crown. encircle a maze of trade routes. an open kingdom and a golden field. the children then bring out the magnifiers, lay toybox glass on society. they walk over it and watch all of it burn, into smithereens.


Rena Su is from Vancouver, Canada. Her debut chapbook, Preparing Dinosaurs for Mass Extinction (ZED Press) will be released in summer 2021. You can find her on Twitter @RenaSuWrites