Sunday, November 6, 2016

Cutting rocks

glaciers cut through them, scouring through a millenia
deep down to where dinosaurs once roamed.
a present day archeologist sharpens her tools to
excavate fossilized bones from the rock strewn steppe
pushed from below.
look, the jackhammer has penetrated through
rock into an ancient kiva.
our progeny will pull up thick layer of plastic
pristine as the day they were manufactured.
we cut rocks called diamonds,
formed by the extreme pressures in the earth.
Rock, scissors, paper.
we cut rocks and paper,
we have learned to write.

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