To bury. To hide. To crawl in and die. To plant a tree. To part the earth. To cleave, to split the clay. To peel back the crust, the skin, the film, and see the center. To crawl back out of. To tunnel. To build. For the evidence. For the exercise. For the in-ground pool. For the conversation. For the sense of purpose. The sense of adventure. The sense of irretrievably passing time. To drive the shovel in, to thrust, to claim, to crumble. To own. To break. To create and to destroy with one action.
To fill in again.