Algal layers of rock
Pillars of change
Rising from acid reduction
And nitrogenous seep

Busy bellows of corruption
Poisoning earth
With what rusts

From saline retreats
Tilted engines of life
For the record, the riddle

Marching on a muddled shore
Squat and stony muses
Of marvel and breath
In this weathered, easy air

4 thoughts on “Stromatolites

  1. Jeanette Gallagher May 23, 2012 / 11:37 PM

    What a beautiful but ominous sky – is this the “easy?” Poem as always wonderful!!! You’re a genius, Rae!

    • Rae Spencer May 24, 2012 / 2:16 PM

      Thank you! (I think this is an example of “cloud iridescence”. The photo is a few years old, but it’s still one of my favorite cloud photos.)

  2. bardessdmdenton May 30, 2012 / 1:23 PM

    ‘In this weathered, easy air’

    Wonderful descriptive poem!

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