Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Original Horizontality

I think he has rocks in his head.
I know that my eyelids are as heavy as metamorphic gneiss.

But wait, something to write down!
A note I can take.
A bit more knowledge to store, just in case
there is a Geology category on Jeopardy! tonight.

I wish Steno was here to explain his
law of original horizontality.
I would be a good specimen to observe.
Gladly would I demonstrate how layers are deposited.
And then I could rest for a nice, long Period of time--
Geologically speaking, of course!

(written for MISCELLANY, the Georgia Southern Magazine of the Arts, Vol. 35, 1992; Angela C. Whitlock, editor)



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