Some time ago, I stumbled into a Wikipedia wormhole that led me to the story of David Shaw and his fatal cave dive in Bushman's Hole, South Africa. It was one of those haunting stories that left me possessed; over the next few days, I read everything I could about it, particularly this excellent piece from Outside Magazine. But I still couldn't stop thinking about it, so I wrote a poem.
This poem hasn't yet fit in any of my collections, although I am thinking of starting a new collection inspired by random shit I find on Wikipedia. In the meantime, I liked it and wanted to post it somewhere on the interwebs, so you're welcome to read it here.