Ants in The Cookies by Joel F

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Ants In The Cookies (Fake Friends and Toxic Relationships) –

I took out my ipad from my bag, took a cupcake bite and did a snapshot of the leftover cookies on the other table left by a stranger.

The cafe attendant perhaps amused by my action approached me and said “Sir you can take a photo of our desserts in the counter for your food blog. ”

I declined and thanked her. I don’t want to offend her feelings. It’s not their products that warrant my ipad lens but those small insects that polarize on those helpless cookies that are really getting my attention.

How in the world can ants suddenly appear in split seconds after the little girl left her cookie?

How fast and smart. They can sense an opportunity a mile away. No different from humans who in a snap of a finger will cling to you acting like a loyal patron and be gone like a total stranger when they find you useless.

They stick with you like ants because you smell so sweet and leave you a bitter taste in the mouth after they’re done with their mission. Just like those fair-weathered friends who are not really fair or should i say not really your friends.

So you look at those ants until they’re gone, inching their way back to their colony serving their queen as you finish your choco float, wipe your lips and keep your remaining cookies.

A spill over on your drinks might tempt them to go back to your table but you don’t really mind this time.

It’s not their fault if you’re careless. You can’t blame them when you left your cookie jar open.

They will always be who they are. Changing colors like a chameleon is their true nature. You can’t really blame them.

After all, ants and humans belong to the same animal kingdom.


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How Do You Know What You Know

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How Do You know What You Know? – – –

Everybody tells lies but some people enjoy it so much their life revolves around creating it.

Do you remember that high school friend badmouthing your crush because she secretly desire him? How about that office pal who pat your shoulder and stab your back? And those innocent looking trolls waiting for your epic fall?  

I just look at my facebook and see a friend who’s still in my list . I wonder why he’s still there? The good thing is looking at his photo i was able to create a poetry . Who says you can’t make good stuff out of bad traits?  Inspiration may come from both sides.

Here it goes:

Rumor Has It

How Do You Know what you know?
Through the windows of your ears
or your eyes that depend
on your one sided sight?

Is it when the crowd
has shouted out loud
that one thing that reverberated
all over the town?

When people talk
behind your back
and almost gave you
your anxiety attack

Rumor has it
that gossips are snacks
for people who act
like magazine racks.

But why would you care
if it hurts you not?
Believe it or not
You life won’t stop

The Rumor you heard about him
might be true
but then it might be fake
like that bitch who told you.


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