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A Drawer of Fossils
 
I climb the marble steps and push the door
then hear my footsteps cross the museum floor
 
to the stairs and gallery four. Here and there
children sit with crayons and a questionnaire,
 
each careful eye and concentrating frown
proving nothing's old or tired beneath the sun,
 
which proof propels my squeaking footsteps to
our maple drawer of fossils rendezvous.
 

 

 

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