Voices on the Wind
Housework through science
by Lars Samson
House-cleaning ignores science. Archeology knows
where native dwellings are found.
Under layer upon layer of dirt. Sure,
methodical tidiness glistens of duty
and accomplishment. But which artifacts survive?
Basic geology: Earth doesn’t stop
Nature stirs up these messes in outbursts
from her puttering. A similar cleaning schedule
seems only appropriate. Who are we to question
the cycles of planetology?
Besides, nagging dust shuts up
when it doesn’t know when you’re coming.