Monday, November 5, 2012

November Poem-A-Day Challenge

Day 4

prompt: "Just beneath ..."

Worm Food

Just beneath
this carpet
there is concrete
below that sand
laced with killing.
Claiming the land
silencing it.

Everywhere else
between the fences
the land speaks.
Just beneath
the vigorous growth
a guerilla army
assembles
claiming the land
breaking it.

The sheep-trodden clay
begins to breathe
easily, surrendering
to the perpetual
motion
of ants, earwigs,
beetles, spiders,
worms.

Just beneath
that knowledge
there is a hunger
no food can
satisfy.


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