At the depths of the abyss

there is a grey layer of mud,

many miles thick.

It is where Earth keeps her diary.

Out of human reach,

in the dark,

this is where she records everything: 

all the things that have happened

over billions of years:

from whales’ bones,

to shipwrecks,

to plastic bottles.

She holds on to it all, lovingly,

like a mother crafting photo albums,

whether it was a good or a bad memory.

She carefully collects each piece, 

caresses it in soft mud, 

and keeps it in her arms forever.

A scrapbook of accomplishments,

by all her children:

the good ones,

and the other ones.

George is an author, researcher, podcaster, chemist, molecular biologist and food scientist. You can follow him on Twitter @99blackbaloons , listen to his Spotify podcast George reads George, join his mailing list, or enjoy his books

5 thoughts on “Graveyard

  1. Wow. A great piece for educators to use on the introduction of history and archaeology. Your work is definitely to be used in the educational world….great critical thinking. It’s a nice infusion of prose, poetry, history and literature….beautiful recitation from the mind and heart of a beautiful writer.

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