Worms and roots rustle
grains of soil.  

Pea plants pirouette
to flowing water.  

Shelf-fungi drip

Shakuhachi catches
wind whispers.  

Mourning dove wings
whistle warning.  

Woman breathes
in the wrong space.  

Trouble not buried in earth
shuttles upward.  

Little dog barks.  

The title of this poem is a line from Medbh McGuckian’s poem “Death of a Ceiling.”