trench man #6: foreign substance

the brick
is a foreign substance

where the trench runs
straight
and true
the brick
is a deviation

it can’t be sliced
with a shovel

it can’t be scraped away
without ruining
the line

the brick
is not of this earth
it should not be here

bend the line
gouge or excavate
a hole

the brick
either way
is nothing but trouble

it should not
be here


© Frank Prem, 2017

June 2017 Poem #15: trench man #7: staggered end

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