Friday, June 6, 2014

fossils of mollusks

480 million years old

in a stone quarry in Vermont

near Lake Champlain

the dirt beneath our very feet

billions of years old

I sway with vertigo

as if a rupture in the air

revealed vasts beyond

comprehension or bearing

looking at these things

and realizing the import

why isn't everyone swooning

instead of arguing from their brief tiny passings?

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