©2022 by Vernon Miles Kerr and VernonMilesKerr.com
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Big gash on North America's face, Fully visible from space. Ohio with palm trees— Winter's Bowl of Foggy Frost Summer's scorchy slab of yellow grass And heat-shimmering vista of parallel rows of Orderly vineyard and orchard, diminishing to a point Old receptical for Dust Bowl Refugees, Older, pathway for Gold-thirsty zealots wielding pick and shovel, Still older, indigenous, riparian wanderers Rummaging along sinuous green traces of rivers Across the yellow-brown flats While engulfed in wafting waves of wildflower scent. Still more ancient, Bed of an Inland Ocean Awaiting the Sea's return. And it will return, When this Ice Age completes.