Call me a gravedigger.
By night I shovel the
moist moments away
till the empty depth
can hold my heart, my injured heart.
Still she lies like a smirking shadow
in the bottom of the black hole
making me dig deeper and deeper,
the grave of the lovesick fool.
Ed Lynskey is an American poet, critic, and novelist, mostly of crime fiction. He was born in Washington, D.C. where he still lives and works.