by Ruth S. Baker
“A 100,000-Year-Old Mammoth Tusk Has Been Discovered Off The Coast of California”
How came this ancient mammoth’s tusk
Upon the ocean’s floor
(Reduced, in fact, from tusk to husk),
A sight unknown before?
I do not know, and cannot ask;
But this I think’s the truth:
Real knowledge is a mammoth task,
Not just a mammoth tooth.