They’re measuring the age of the earth
by what it’s lost—isotopes
leaching like childhood,
leaving you with a faulty memory and rheumatoid arthritis—
Earth, is that how you feel?
~excerpt from poem
The Tuxedo Archives: Vol. 2012
, Article 21.
Available at: https://scholar.dominican.edu/tuxedolit/vol2012/iss2/21