Backhoe blues
        ..............................

        I've been digging holes
        for a long time,
        especially this one.

        It wasn't easy burying the car.
        But the furniture took longer:
        It's under the crabapple tree

        like a furnished basement.
        For some reason
        the dog ran away.

        But I buried the goldfish
        in an underground stream:
        They seemed very happy.

        I didn't bury the books I
        planted the books:
        I understand they

        provide their own fertilizer.
        I don't imagine
        I'll be coming back.

        The key is behind a loose brick.
        Let me know if anything
        comes up next spring.


                             Michael Mcneilley