Saturday, August 18, 2007

the ceiling is low but i am still standing

i don't think about you when i am trapped in a mine.
we are all here, trapped in a mine.
my face is darker and smaller and trapped in a mine.
the air is darker still and the air is trapped in a mine.
how did this pigeon get in here this pigeon is trapped in a mine.
i am struggling to not be trapped in a mine.
there is a helicopter here too, trapped in a mine.
how did i get trapped in a mine.
if i was water i could eventually be free by evaporating and seeping upward through the earth but i am not water; i am trapped in a mine.
someone started whistling something and the tune kept going after they stopped whistling because the sound bounced off every wall and did not dissipate and i think the sound is going to be forever trapped in a mine.
there are bunk beds for those of us who are trapped in a mine.
there is a cafeteria with workers but no food because we are trapped in a mine.
we were working and happy and we loved people but now we are all trapped in a mine.
we are trying hard to forget people and our pets because we are trapped in a mine.
should i start digging or should i say well, i am trapped in a mine.
i tried to text message you that i love you but i have no cell signal because i am trapped in a mine.
i wrote me + you forever on the wall and it doesn't matter because i am trapped in a mine.
some of the guys think we are dreaming and that we aren't really trapped in a mine.
we have constructed stop signs and police precincts and a civilization despite being trapped in a mine.
someone just had their first baby, the first ever baby trapped in a mine.
the weather man predicts no weather: we are trapped in a mine.

2 comments:

Alex said...

this is tremendous.

i would like to lay you down and feed you a sandwich but i am trapped in a mine.

Mike Young said...

you should send this to tao. i bet you he would put it up on 3:AM.