Gold explodes out of water during earthquakes

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Long thoughts

slow processes

new studies published in Nature Geoscience

Trace these fault lines of mine

process of cavity expansion generates

gold veins produced

study authors write in journal abstracts.

For example, a magnitude-4 earthquake at a depth of 11 kilometers would cause the pressure in a suddenly opening fault jog to drop from 290 megapascals (MPa) to 0.2 MPa. (By comparison, air pressure at sea level is 0.1 MPa.) “So you’re looking at a 1,000-fold reduction in pressure.”

We were trapped in underground water flows.

When the Earth shifted

it dropped a thousandfold

then flash vaporized and the

scientist in a lab using a “thermo-mechanical piston” to carve poetry

elements in veins through the rock

of -2 magnitude.

Blind valleys with

potential to precipitate

Very Large Quantities.

(Small bits add up)

These discoveries however–

The alchemists were wrong

Now we chase earthquakes

to feed nations.

 

© Alicia Khoo

Ton Sai Beach, Krabi, Thailand

 

“Found” Poem inspired by Article

http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/03/18/gold-explodes-out-of-water-during-earthquakes-study/

Image copyright of TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images

My ex-wife wasn’t supposed to get this text

i went to duty free and tested all the perfumes, now i smell like a damn rose garden The dawn i went to duty free and tested all the perfumes, now i smell like a damn rose garden i went to duty free and tested all the perfumes, now i smell like a damn rose garden i went to duty free and tested all the perfumes, now i smell like a damn rose garden

never disappoints, never abandons, it is constant on our world of changing minds.

i was prepared to die a lonely man. still am. then i realize i wake to a constant companion, that something will be with me till the end of time. not marriage not children nor a house. something constant and eternal. i’m done chasing dreams and making plans, all has lost color and appetite, even you and what i could have with you, it is too late for games and playing life. i am invisible to you, and i will run even when i am next to you. I’m i went to duty free and tested all the perfumes, now i smell like a damn rose gardeni went to duty free and tested all the perfumes, now i smell like a damn rose garden i went to duty free and tested all the perfumes, now i smell like a damn rose garden

just chasing time again. i will walk alone, and my journey began at the end of hope.

Alicia Khoo

Titled: My ex-wife wasn’t supposed to get this text

Experimental Concrete Poem

Written at London Heathrow Airport, 2012