Too Far

Vaunted tunnels lie within our night

the vaulted havens of our mortal sight

through and through

tried and true

fast tracks into

the biblical transcendence.

By flood or fire,

we drown beside the pyre

some half-hearted (but well-meaning) suit struck

with the force of a 49er’s luck–

mining, mining, always grinding

for that sweet and supple pining

that we had to carve up words to make it burn–

a terrifying notion for all to learn

you drive too fast, you dig too deep;

little Timmy’s gonna find a well he just can’t leap.

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