the remains of a millennia
the aching sun recedes,
the planet breathes and sighs,
the wheel comes around.
volcanic remnants and the steady wash of low tide,
a witness to the revolution of
a ceaseless cycle.
minerals, molecules, mollusks,
aquatic organisms, fauna and flora, all manner of creature.
all the displaced remains of a millennia,
strewn forth and cast upon distant shores.
ancient oxygen in the clutch of
an eon's crystalline grip,
somberly marks the passage of time.