And a Dinosaur

Circled into the day
through the day
then into the darkness,
wherever I may be

I will be standing
precisely above
the very center
of the earth.

I share this trajectory:
beetle and earthworm
underground waterway
bones of the dead
root of the tree
an occasional vole

dirt dirt dirt
fossil embedded strata
which could include
a perfectly preserved
woolly mammoth
a tiny horse
and a dinosaur.

Then the molten juice.

Everyday I ride
circled into my life,
ignorant as hell
like everyone else

but happy to be
here on the topside
covered this early
summer day in


for Arthur Isaacs