Digging & Diving After Heaney & Rich

After Seamus Heaney’s “Digging” and Adrienne Rich’s “Diving into the Wreck”

Assembly on the hill and the shipwreck. Fresco from the Room 5 of the West House in Akrotiri on Thera (Santorini)

heavy the solid structure
of soil or sand & file away
the hole subsurface dead

a concern transcends
borrow pits & young excavations
of artificial ground & ditch

lakes support a parking scapula
aided by shovels & reasons
to engage in non-rippables

get backhoe free loaders
picking projects and utilize
percussion hammers in the home

quarrying is boring
a drill a rig a test by mapping
the hazards of an inside person

dump the combination
of excessive pressure
when working wells within

here they come drawn
up by a pump at much greater
depths causing several areas

to revert to swamp & bark
damage released women
searching new caves bare

& clawed with explosive
antiques as brute charge
is never enough