Monday, July 17, 2017

Kerri Shying R # 280 - Hard Scrabble

Hard scrabble

speak the ground
top down
unsour the soil
remind yourself  an aching bone
it does not strictly count as toil

for somewhere on the sea
a current brings
 a boat of hope    shows no timber
is beyond repair     

dig    speak  abounding
pain speak it under     down to
where capacity
is endless

dig the cemetery    bury
 all the things you know
get them dirty
start again


  1. Thank you Rob, I have had a hard few weeks but I am back digging. xx

  2. 'get them dirty/start again'. Great poem Kerri!


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