the boy in his hole

the boy in his hole

the boy in his hole

sings a song to himself

as he digs to the middle

of the earth

 

once all alone

he smiles to himself

as the walls

come crumbling in

 

he’s dug far too long

and has lost his own

way the darkness is

taking his name

 

when the hole caves in

and the lights went out

he sang to himself

in the shade

 

the boy in his hole

sings a song to himself

as he digs to the middle

of his grave

 

as the dirt in the air

sings a song so sweet

he knows that his

death is near

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John Brogan

John Brogan promotes renewable energy products in Northeast Ohio. He is also a new father, recently welcoming his first son, Victor Mackenzie Brogan, into the world. These experiences have encouraged fresh insights as he moonlights writing poetry, his favorite occupation, at his home in Cleveland Heights, OH. John is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University, where he earned a BA in cognitive science. John is also the author of the following books: In Reflection of Nature (2015), and St. Augustine and the Piano (2016).