19 Oct 2014


Crowned by sunbleached pate

Natures instrument ponders origins

with calm simian gaze

restive below beetling brow.

Tectonic sutures crowd to

seal the vault against assault

from unbelievers.

Weary with the weight of era,

white worms descend

to gather at the maw.

Pliocene dust accretes on

shoulders of monolithic patience

with empirical conviction