They stepped down into cool continual wind
that smelled like wet rocks but caressed their faces.
The pit was dark. But even when the eye
adjusted there was nothing there to see.
All day the white hat stayed above somewhere.
There was no better place to spend July.
There was no
Joshua Mehigan is the author of Accepting the Disaster (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014). He works as an English teacher at the College of Staten Island, and as a workshop instructor for Brooklyn Poets. The recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, he lives in Brooklyn, New York.