nthposition online magazine

The Hole (1) & The Hole (2)

by Emily Dening

[ poetry - january 06 ]

The Hole (1)

can

hold a tree
a flower
a seed

home moles
a rabbit
badgers
another rabbit
worms
more rabbits

hoard flints
beer bottles
doubloons
last year's clothes
a terracotta army

huddle soft brown earth

wait.

 

The Hole (2)

You can darn it
stick it
patch it

You can hop it
skip it
leap it

You can stuff it
strip it
seal it

Or keep digging.