Digging for fossils

In the desert ditch…

After bagging bits of bone,

They unearthed a tile.

A glazing on slate,

This was an intricate design;

The scientists gazed in silence

At the elaborate pattern.

What could it mean?

Arguing commenced:

People of that time

Didn’t possess the tools

To create such a plate.

Then someone noticed

Inside each circle

Of this delicate treasure

Was a shark’s tooth.

Robert Peake’s Poetry Prompt

9 responses to “Mosaic

  1. Wow, this is brilliant.

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  2. This is really well written Paula! ❀

    Liked by 1 person

  3. That works really well!

    Liked by 1 person

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