Saturday, August 23, 2008

the alluvial plain truth

The Fossil Record

i excavate my own personal history
with spade, shovel, and pick
only to uncover
an incomplete ichnolite
amidst the archaeology
of my life

my children
wandering this stratified world
without me

an epoch of
turned to
turned to
all told,
an eon

which i try to reconstruct
by digging through buried
and ablated memories
of their puerile but now hebetic faces

the erosion of emotions marking time
in the detritus that lies between us
where i sift sediments
in search of sentiments

but find only
the fossil record
of a broken heart

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