Sunday, July 17, 2016

Geosonnet 43



Marsupial invaders from the South
Make North America their newfound home.
Alpacas, llamas, spitting from the mouth
Run off to South America to roam.
The rocks in Panama suggest the land
Connected continents by Miocene.
Pliocene movement, on the other hand
Means radiative retardation’s seen.
A sea of trees, could rainforest impair
Migration of savannah-dwelling beast?
The ice age brought colder and drier air
And grasslands on which ungulates can feast.
   Tectonics may have built the bridge of land.
   Ten million years unused, we understand.




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2 comments:

Chris Phoenix said...

I've been showing my wife the geosonnets. Every time she gets a reminder, she rhapsodizes anew over your phrase "methanogenic empires of brine." She just really loves that phrase.

Thanks for posting these!

Chuck Magee said...

Thank you!