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Posted by: Emily's test Blog | 3rd Apr, 2008

Digging Graves in Winter

In October he dug a modest one,
for a young man who just
couldn’t take it anymore.

He didn’t feel bad that time –
30 years digging holes taught
him that he who wants to die, does.

Gripping the pickaxe harder,
he finally broke through
December soil – 3 feet down,

then 6. Looking up and out
in place of the kid that never would,
he realized the body’s first grave

wasn’t even solid,
already drowned in his own car
when they finally found him.