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BolusOfDoom
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Solenopsis

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My reckless foot uncovers butter-hued
caviar, cached in chambered soil. Thorn-jawed
soldiers advance, their mound blushing. Imbued
with pheromoned rage, the garnet pseudopod
swarms up my leg and wreaks a stinging pox.
I dance, spout smut, and brush them off my socks.
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Well this one has me puzzled. I actually looked up pseudopod to seek clues there. I am thinking fire ants?

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Yes, fire ants are genus Solenopsis. When they swarm, it sometimes reminds me of a fluid organism creating and extending an appendage, like an amoeba.

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I love your writing. I figured out that the pseudopod was a swarm. :) This is another fascinating work of yours that I am enjoying.

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I like it. It's lean, tight, visual, and the humorous twist at the end bringing in the human narrator's reaction makes me smile. :)

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