The Shovel

every afternoon out there digging he has that look so I don’t ask he gets home changes his clothes goes out to the yard and digs the hole is getting pretty big I look out the kitchen window and I can’t see his head anymore just every few seconds dirt flies out makes a pitter patter sound chk pitter patter chk pitter patter how do you talk to a guy like that I bring him some melon hey I say you want some melon? I reach down into the hole he leans on his shovel eats some melon I go back inside close the door behind me nothing I hear nothing my brow furrows then chk pitter patter chk pitter patter