Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Friday, April 20, 2012

Smilodon: Paleo Poetry

By Zachary Sepulveda

The frigid bite of winter's light
Shines on sabers sharp and bright
Speeding towards you through the snow
Your heart and mind fill with sudden woe

You turn to run but it's too late
Those flashing sabers seal your fate
Then a sudden blinding pain
So much blood it looks like rain

The final image sears your brain
Those gleaming sabers, Smilodon's claim to fame

Artwork © by Zach Sepluveda, 2012

Smilodon californicus (sabre-toothed tiger), sketch
courtesy of Adam Pellerite.

Author bio: Zach has been assisting with the CSMS Pebble Pup program since 2011. He is currently working on a research project on the Permian-age Matfield Shale from Kansas. Zach plans to continue to work on poetry as time permits.

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