The ultimate archeological digs.

Why do we build these shells
to collapse within
upon their own weight
at the slightest tremor
when the earth shrugs
our bodies vibrate
at being this entropy
until our bones
decry their fate:

Dust, dust,
no more revealed,
no more undone!

(And all my life is little piles of ruins.)

lloyd marbet, 9/13/99