Poem: Repurposed

On a shelf at a Niagara Organic store
A black rock containing fossils reposes
Drawing interest and questions

We enter the world of myth and truth

Mysterious, embedded with fossils from
An ancient sea drawing curiosity
Down to its depths where
Time, pressure and darkness
Held pieces of preserved life
-energy flows through every atom, cell, star,
Merton says
In the hands of an artist, the rock
Now becomes repurposed
With a man-made indent big enough
To hold a hand-carved wooden spoon
Drenched in acidic fluid from a salad bowl

Hazel Ross

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Opens at Royal BC Museum

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Opens at Royal BC Museum

Poem: The Sea