nicole reynolds - poems

shovels aren't the answer to everything

take a walk
20 paces
5 leaps
1 step
and dig
is all you'll probably find
some stones maybe
but if you dig dig
deep enough- will you
find the meaning
of all of this?
love- life-
fear- grief-
if you dig through
the earth,,
how likely is it
that you'll really end up
in china?
very few people can shovel
straight holes.
maybe you'll hit japan
or even australia
or just ocean water
and i guess,
technically when you are
half way through
you'll have to fight
the gravity

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