Thursday, May 10, 2007

Time, Temperature and Pressure

What is it called when metamorphic rock creates igneous intrusions?


This heavy heart
Heart that I carry
Still holds the weight of you
And when I fall
As I always do
I'm crushed by the absence of you

Perfection is there
And the expression a stare
A face that leaves no trace of wear and tear
True beauty is cold

What is it called when even above the clouds the earth still trembles from the inclusion of components and the deposition of sediments?


Heaven sent
Some dark marvel
Fool's gold
As cold as marble

High above
The sickle moon
Your hidden dreams
Chill and swoon
A place, a time
Gone out of sight
Pulse the blood
Statue of light

Ferry me down, leave well alone
Ferry me down, turn to stone

The textbooks never covered this. Not this way.

Original horizontality. Cross-bedding. The danger of fault lines. Superposition. Even faunal succession was discussed.

Pluto's grandchild finds the orbit slow. But when the stars are aligned, Midnight seems forever and love is measured in geological time.

*Crushed, Front 242
**Turn to Stone, Siouxsie & The Banshees


emillyorr said...

This is lovely, by the way. You do have a way with description...

Qlippothic Projects said...

I am not used to discussing such matters. But I do know someone who has survived so much by putting her tormented heart to prose, and she has always been an inspiration to me.