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Test of Time

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Shale-wrapped fossil

Encloses delicate fern,

Fleeting beauty pressed forever in stone.

While glaciers froze and thawed,

While kingdoms rose and fell,

This rock lay silent and still,

embracing its heart’s treasure,

waiting to be gently tapped open,

met with Christmas morning oohs and ahs,

its quiet beauty preserved for eternity:

the gift of eons.

 

By Kerry Vincent © 1982

Written by kvwordsmith

September 17, 2008 at 2:33 am

Posted in KerryWordsmith

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