the fossil hunters expedition (part 1)

the school
of archeological literature
sent a team out
on a dig

an expedition

rumour had spread
that they had found
a fossil field
of significance

buried
beneath pages

the team was charged
to burrow down
through the years
with magnifiers
and tweezers

an egyptologist too
(on loan
from Cairo)

through cliché
after cliché
their quest was to find
the first hardened specimen
of a metaphor

the search began
at an open door
into the past

~

Poem #422 from a series of poems drawn from the imagination and collected as: a Bachelard reverie.

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