I look over the oblong and tooth-shaped boulders
caress smooth surfaces like hardened silk
and with eyes closed I am transported
thousands and millions of years back.
A primordial state of fluctuation existed
before things larger than myself gave way
and the earth went through a transformation
a growth spurt and deposited chunks
of her glorious and beautiful self.
To be witness and allowed here
to be in her secrets and reading
her history through fingertips, to be, is all I can hope for.