Inspired by this video.
Hungry ants climb onto the helpless hulk,
the ocean-going hull towering over the beach.
Showers of sparks fall to drown in the water below,
the ants' work is reflected in dispassionate eyes.
Gears turning, cables tensing, chains pulling,
the ants wisely step back from the seam
as the last joints pop free and the deck sags.
Tons of sharp metal tilts, spins, and crashes.
Displaced ocean reclaims its rightful place,
sunlight finds its way into a rusting cathedral.
Waves still lapping at the remnants of the last,
the ants invite the next victim onto the sand.