“Shovelling” by Frank William Finney

Hole here.  Hole there.
No treasure.

Not even a
thud.

Days. Nights.
So much dirt.

Some people ask
what I’m hoping to find.

I’m tempted to show them
the tunnels I’ve found.


Frank William Finney is a poet from Massachusetts. He lived in Thailand from 1995 until 2020, where he taught at Thammasat University. His work has appeared in The Deronda Review, The Raven’s Perch, Tofu Ink Arts Press, and other places. His chapbook The Folding of the Wings is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press in 2022.

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