July 4, 1999


make like a fossil

he said

Silly Putty in hand`

along with a plastic leaf

trying a trick learned

upon watching

“I Dig Fossils”

improper phrasing

preluding proper technique

and the result


the first a smile

from Mom and Dad

watching proudly by

(while sister plays aside)


the second


and a smile on the face

of this young explorer

of unknown realms


and a fourth

as sister joins the game

her brother invented

increasing his joy

with her own


Make Like a Fossil
A poem by Peter Rhebergen

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