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An Ode To A Trilobite

Swimming in profusion in the Cambrian sea
this lovely creature is so appealing to me.
It's a fossil of variety and surprise
with its simple three lobed shape and its compound eyes.

On its primordial feet it scurried around
the ocean floor hunting for food to be found.
Whenever threatened, it would curl into a ball
like a modern cheese hog* to escape from it all.

This pioneer from the dawn of Earth's history
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An Ode To A Trilobite
Sunday, November 29, 2020
Topic(s) of this poem: geology
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
I was admiring fossil trilobite that I have in my collection,
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Varsha M 29 November 2020

Who remember the dead. But your ode is really beautiful. The modern king crab. So beautiful. Nicely described well penned.

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