Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Cemetery Moles

Just ran across this little gem of a poem by Robert Wrigley and had to share.
"Cemetery Moles" appears in this month's The Atlantic. Check it out! The link is below:

http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200903/poem-moles

If you find the ending hard to believe, I have to say I sincerely don't doubt it. By the extensive damage moles can create in a yard, or a cemetery for all intensive purposes, there's this incorrect assumption which makes them seem so much larger than life...until you see a very tiny one, a cat leaves as a present on the back stoop, and mistake it for a mouse.

The poem made me think of the camp songs we used to sing to gross ourselves out - the ones about the worms crawling in and out. Though, I can't recall anyone ever saying anything about moles!

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