To Capture Myself by Joseph Hillman

Joseph Hillman | Feb 23rd, 2022 | poetry | No Comments

Poem

To capture myself
I must dig a hole

Puncture the film that
separates life and death
With spade or shovel
or sharpened hand

Make the earth unfold
Into a blossom of
black and ochre

Let the walls rise
around me like
crumbling
curtains
swallowing
me whole
as I make
my way
deeper

Deeper into
that hole

So deep that
I cannot get
out again
and must
live the
rest of
my days
waiting
for my
captor
to free
me.

Poet Bio

Joseph Hillman is a person currently residing in Shanghai, China.

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