Digging a Hole To China
by Pat A Physics
The shovel to the door to the sidewall,
I almost finished digging a hole to China.
And all the dirt that encloses my habitat,
it keeps people away. It’s kind of nice.
I’m busier in my kitchen with food.
I’ve missed too many hockey games
and now there are neighbors talking.
Well, the hills look quite industrial,
they say. If they knew how close I was…
Down there I can hear muffled Chinese,
conversations that I will soon be a part of.
The headlines on both sides of the world
will be dominated by this void I created.
I’d let them explore my tunnel on TV
and shake my grubby hand full of dirt.