Stamping Feet

The girl standing, chatting with her friend at the bus-stop
stamps her feet once a while,
because ants crawl up them.

She does this again and again,
interrupting her conversation.

Why not move out of the ants’ way?
Why intrude into their space?
Why punish them and the ants needlessly?

Do we do the same at times too?
Do we put others and ourselves in harm’s way,
and stay put?