october in april.

[notes from a compulsive list-maker.]

Saturday, April 09, 2005

Admiring the Ditch-Digger

He jack-hammers all day, refusing to explain
the holes. Even sleeping, I hear him sift gravel
in the back yard. For smuggling fossils? Burying Bibles?
My mute simply rinses his hands—oh, his hands!


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