Our debt to eons

Where sandstone crumbles now by mountain road, the ancient waters left to us a gift from some Eocene earth-shaking episode. Sea barnacles tell all - each tiny node still fastened to cave ceiling, near a rift where sandstone crumbles now by mountain road.

Receding waters left carved elephants (with load) and other grotesque figures seemingly adrift where sandstone crumbles now by mountain road.

Where sandstone crumbles now by mountain road, our boys made camp, with dogs have sniffed cold ash of Indian fires, seen Fremont's gear corrode.

With leavings from that prehistoric episode, a mirror lake, man-made, displays man's thrift where sandstone crumbles now by mountain road.

Our neighbor carves the land near his abode oblivious to dowry granted by volcanic lift from some Eocene earth-shaking episode where sandstone crumbles now by mountain road.

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