Do ants feel pain?

they got into the plants,
and then they got into the kitchen,

and I stood by and watched
as the traps were set, complicit
in the decimation of a kingdom.

they’re just so small, though,
so far from us,
physically
spatially
genetically
socially.

it has to make you wonder, though,
what our pain might look like
from very far away.

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