Thule Time Machine

Snow goggles – ca. 800–1200 Thule, Native American Source: The Met Online – Public Domain – On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 746

Thule Time Machine

Top of
glaciered world,
bathed within virgin
snowdrifts, ivory-carved, frosty
niche shaped from fang of felled
beast, leaving nothing to waste
save for scattered ingenuity
seeded, entombed in icy
island-hopped earth;

the slit apertures still filter
whiteouts as designed,
now as anachronism
carefully preserved
to see only
the past.


Written for NaPoWriMo Early-Bird Prompt.

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