found glacial debris of Germany,
from blue earth
in the Prussian province of Samland;
Some fished for pearls,
others hunted for gold of the north.
The tree is the oldest known source
of wood resin;
prehistoric men gathered up from Baltic shores,
when storms thundered the material
up under the sea;
flowing into a Tertiary glauconite formation.
(What’s around my neck is
65 million years old)
Some fisherman were paid in salt,
for their raw amber,
weight for weight,
gold for gold.
© Alicia Khoo
NaPoWriMo Day 7