The Woodpecker Pecks, but the Hole does not Appear (by Charles Wright)

Original Text: 
Charles Wright, Scar Tissue (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006). This poem is reproduced on the Griffin Prize Web Site (from the winning volume on the 2007 International Shortlist).
1It's hard to imagine how unremembered we all become,
2How quickly all that we've done
3Is unremembered and unforgiven,
4            how quickly
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RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
2011