Empty Caverns – Katie Matz

Empty Caverns

Why do you feel the desperate need
to gouge and scrape at me until
there’s no diamonds left
not even a stone?
Only black,
cloudy, ash
of sooty coal
leftover and unwanted.
The same way it felt
When I watched you
Slowly              drag
your pickaxe
to another damaged girl,
soon to be hollow
Of her diamonds.


Katie Matz is currently living in the Chester County area. She is an aspiring with her first publication in Red Fez and Bridge Ink Literary Magazines. She dreams of becoming a writer and having her work read.