The Shaft

The Shaft

Large silver winged cable
Appears out of the sky
Near surface mouth opens
To expose diamond threads
Spinning wormhole snake
Teeth dig into earth and rock
Consumes like hungry mole
After days of fasting
Bores further than deepest shaft
Causes rains of earthquakes
Once sank and anchored
Earth is pulled away
Unseen tow truck operator
Not available for passion pleas
No false promises too sing
Notes or check in the mail
Before the last breath
Freeze to death
Never thought the end
Would come like this
Void of emotion automated
Wide scale mining operation


One thought on “The Shaft

  1. Nice poem Denny. I especially love the last 5 or so lines. Nice wrap up. Good to see you around QFT again. 🙂

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