Deeper Than You Know

The hole is deeper than you know

The earth has swallowed you whole

And you’re there, where the air presses heavy and wet

Pain per square inch

But not buried alone

Can you hear? We are near

With dirt work of our own

 –

The ache is deeper than you know

Though you’ve swallowed pills whole

Killing pain, just to gain equilibrium, and

Perspective, or

Camaraderie, because

Can you hear? We are near

With drug work of our own

 –

The scratch is deeper than you know

Swallowing skin and bone

Bled to feel, or not feel, or to cut at a place

Where memories lack grace

You would know (we can’t know)

Can you hear? We are near

With knife work of our own

 –

The dark is deeper than you know

And it’s swallowing souls

Walk then in light, with restored sight

Long shadows recede, and there is air to breathe

We are speaking to you

Can you hear? We are near

With light work of our own

You are never alone

Jeff Jenkins

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About scribblerjeff

wordswurdswirds is the first-time ever blog on words, language, and the culture they invoke, through the eyes, mind, and keyboard of Jeff Jenkins. Jeff is a Christian/outlaw, husband, father, reader, writer, theologian, philosopher, and pre-apocalyptic, pop-culture prophet of the new media, which is the same as the old media. There is nothing new under the Sun. When I am not writing this blog, I am selling commercial janitorial services, though in my mind, I am already at the California Coast with my family and friends. Word! View all posts by scribblerjeff

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