Transfixed by desert heat
we scan the cliff once more
new techniques allow us
to find smaller and smaller variations
display greater detail
and so, next to the dinosaur bones
we found the stone tablet, embossed
and also, carved ever so finely
a flower blossom
so not a counting of prey killed
as found before
debate rages, but preliminary analysis
indicates the planets oldest love poem
Copyright © 2019 Kim Whysall-Hammond
This poem was first published in issue 76 of Andromeda Spaceways Magazine, September 2019.
Thank you Tom and Michelle!