Thursday, November 3, 2011

Sort of a Dilettante

He read a book about stratified limestone
and then an article about Precambrian rocks
which sent him off on a tangent to find
a mystery about a fossil hunter he recalled
seeing his daughter read for a science project.

His daughter, age twelve, loved chocolate
so he decided to learn how to make chocolate
turtles for her birthday and forgot about fossils.

Of course before settling down with his pans
and thermometer he wandered through the library
seeking information about thermodynamic equilibrium.

And then to the history of chocolate
which led him into tracking
down Aztec religious rites around chocolate.

No doubt from there to ancient Mayan culture
and so he forgot about the chocolate.

Poetic Asides
start with "sort of..."

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