Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Rock Out to this Latest Poem

Lake Michigan Rock

Mineral striations
of green, red and brown
compressed into a sleek shape
minding its own business
since the Precambrian Era
present for the movement of glaciers
across the landscape
unknown to me
until twenty summers ago
when I pocketed
that formation
of history and art
and took it home
to hold
as a paperweight.

1 comment:

  1. Brilliant: "minding its own business/since the Precambrian Era". Love it. This does not seem like an "amateur' poem--the poet is much too humble! :)