Jim Zola

Jim Zola is a poet and photographer living in North Carolina.

Light at the End       

It begins
with split nails,
darkened half-moons.
Scritching brick
casually as if
just a tic.
What a step up
a spoon seems —
heaven sent.
At first
you consume
the dirt,
gravelly caviar,
blood muddied.
When the hole
becomes a HOLE,
tools materialize
in baked goods
or slyly slipped
between bars.
Who needs sleep
when there is light
at the end
of the tunnel?
Wider, deeper.
One night you hear
trapped miners
singing folk songs
through soil.
Caballito blanco.
You know this passage
only leads
to another prison.
Still you dig.



About vision791

Pushcart nominee Jeanette Cheezum has been published on several online writing sites and in fifteen Anthology books and four poetry books. Three of these books have made the New York Times Best Sellers list. Awarded The Helium Networks Premium Writer’s Badge, Bronze Creative Writing Award and a Marketplace Writers award. Recently she has published fourteen ebooks at Barnes and Noble and Amazon. You may find a list of some of her work at www.hamptonroadswriters.org
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