Excavation
    Footnotes

    “Excavation,” New Era, Aug. 1990, 27

    Excavation

    You listen well, she said.

    I hadn’t known I was listening—

    Only mining her for the gold she was,

    Asking through layers of

    Sedimentary experience, beneath

    All the barriers and buttresses of years,

    To tap the richest vein,

    The deepest treasure of her heart.

    I listen well?

    You live exquisitely, my friend.

    I want to learn

    You.

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