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Coal Pile | Zero Readers

Coal Pile

by | Issue #3, Issues

Not enough
go back out
says Dad

It’s colder
more snow

Go back out
get more
says Dad

We lug our
metal pail to
the coal pile

Under white
with spades
we chip at black

Little comes
hands red and numb
we dig

A current MFA candidate at Wichita State University, S.H. Woodgeard lives and writes out of the American Southwest. S.H. can be found on Twitter @shhhwoodgeard.