Poems of the Week

Exemplum patientiae

by Dan Campion

“High-altitude cave used by Tibetan Buddhists yields a Denisovan fossil”

Some ancient ancestors endured
A hundred thousand years
Of harsh cave life. I’m strangely stirred.
Their stamina endears.
That Buddhist monks succeeded them
Augments the cosmic saga.
We just might find a stratagem
For holding on past MAGA.