Harry Powers © 2005 All Rights Reserved
Thousands of years of glacier defrosted
The Roman Marcellus kept at it
not far from Denver
until he conquered Syracuse
revealing an ice age wooly mammoth
ordering destruction to all but Archimedes.
carcass reclining in slush.
The old mathematician, engrossed in making circles in dust
The big find made big news
ignored a command to come along
so no one listened to the guy
and the enraged conscript thrust his sword for kill
who asked why everything was melting.
leaving the problem unsolved.
Barb Lundy works in marketing for a non-profit organization. Recent credits include JAMA, Potomac Review and MacGuffin among others, and upcoming work in Lullwater Review and Blue Unicorn.
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