Arches National Park

DSC03370 the Parthenon before Greece in stone
the Colliseum before Rome in stone
DSC03402royalty waiting at a bus stop in stone

George Washington from mars in stone

abandoned ships from the future buried in stone

cities in stone
lost technologies in stone

 

petrified dunes on an impossible beach
a drug-induced carnival ride in stone
fantasy feral felines in stone

Pharaoh’s throne in stone

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fins from an ocean of extinction in stone

silent prows moored in a sandstone marina

Conestoga wagons in stone heading across the plain

 

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harbor seals in stone, elephants, jaguars

alien deities, mad carvings, unfinished temples in stone

weathered hieroglyphs in sheer rock faces
Giza as child’s play in stone

 

the pinched faces of slumbering giants in stone

God’s sandcastle in stone

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the universal secrets of flesh, love and desire
our softest places folding outward and inward in stone

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the Easter Island of the American west

beehives in stone
wrinkles, creases and cracks

arcs of air and water

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the balancing act of thunder and lightning in stone

 

 

 

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the ancient bones of a leviathan
drying in the sun

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the Courthouse in stone standing for Truth

the Law standing against 
our feeble monuments to facility
our delusional ideal of permanence

here in the flesh
the window of deep time 

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