Bobbie Sparrow – One degree warmer

Digging a hollow for an apple sapling, roots trembling
digging for gold springs the rush of greed
digging sand castles of delight for small boys
digging the earth’s navel to show she’s been claimed
digging my father’s grave with heavy shovel
digging for oil spilling its shame on the cold otter
digging the self foot to fontanelle mercury dancing
digging for coal mercury wild
digging a path to my neighbour’s bunker
digging a burrow for the confused fox
digging in the dark for your shelter
digging a damn for the sea is rising

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Bobbie Sparrow
Bobbie Sparrow is a poetry writing Psychotherapist. She was long listed for the Over the Edge new writer’s award 3 times and short listed for the Galway University Hospital Poetry Competition 2016. Her poems have been published in both national and international journals including "Orbis", "Picaroon" and "Skylight 47". Bobbie was the Featured reader at the Over The Edge open Mic August 2017. She lives on the shores of Lough Corrib, Co. Galway with her husband and their two fine sons. Bobbie finds a good poem to be a good friend.