Unimaginable

millions of years
      of eroding
   weather and
 
a sandy bottomed 
      shallow sea,

   almost everything
   maybe lived there,

      then the world
changed again.

snow fell almost 
forever, then
ice piled up deep.

miles high glaciers,
down mountains
did creep.

   again and again,
the cycles did turn,
mountains rose up
   forests did burn.

   always erosion!
      sandy bottom
in a shallow sea.

millions more
   years and the 
sandy bottom,

became sandy hills. 
   more rain, for
   more millions
of years, eroding.

strange, wonderful
   sculptures begin 
   to emerge from 
      soft sandstone.

we can wonder
and maybe worship
the sculptor.

Hell Rock

Hell Rock

Hell Rock,
they called it,
coral become
limestone,
raised up
by underground
streams
of lava,
washed by
incessant rains,
falling for
millions
of years.
Weathered.

Adventure
cancelled
by weather,
we look for
entertainment
and found
the road
to hell.
And found
the rocks,
saw Hell’s
post office
and bought
a tee shirt
to prove it.