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Friday, June 11, 2010

Digging


DIGGING
Close.
Hot.
The air surrounds me
licking my skin
leaving trails down an exposed arm.
My back tickles with drops.
It aches.
The shovel continues to be strong
obeying my weak commands
Soil and muscle are one
as both resist my efforts to change the course
of Nature
                             by nelle howard

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