A coin dropped on a dusty New World path.
Forged of copper in the Sun King’s image,
Carted across oceans. Now inert.
Covered in the accumulated debris of centuries.
The energy of history, kinetic. Forgotten
As inevitably as the pyramids. Or me.
Yet on a summer morning, look, found.
Uncovered by a fair wind and farmer’s plough.
In motion again, coveted again.
Rebirth. The mahogany desk and silk sleeve
an improvement on the dirty farm ditch.
Or so I believe. This temporary spasm
Of belonging, a short detour
On the inevitable path
Of being forgotten again.