Some Rocks

layers of limestone in the beach,

cementing to the sand and

grasping at the passersby with a stony hand

of quartz and minerals and sediment,

of gravel and chemicals and rocks;


there’s nothing it can touch

from its trap in the earth, and the coal is

conquering and composing the world,

crystallizing into beautiful shapes to

delude and control while the

the limestone block stuck underground

cannot fight back erosion.