Archaeology Sucks

This last week’s not
been
the worst
of my life
but for
all its bombings and strife,
pockets of dirt that had
never seen light were
excavated,

their roots torn
to
the surface,
thrown aside
face-up to
the sun.

I should have
known you
weren’t the one,
taken off
the gloves,
gotten dirt under
my nails.

I should have
known we’d
just spend days in the desert,
dehydrated, decked
out in
designer sweaters.

I should have
known, right from
the start,

we were never
meant to
dig up the bones we risked
everything
to attain.

They’re just
fossils of
another
frontier now.

Besides, we’d
have never found the
heart of
it
anyway.

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