Old Faithful

Old Faithful only erupts
When the benches are full
The cameras focused on
The clockwork gusher

Kids squeal and drip ice cream
On summer brown toes
Disneyland in a steam vent
A mile below

The camera kamikazes sneak up on
Several tons of wild ancient DNA
Expecting they are part of some
Outdoor floor show
Sometimes the beasts do not kill them

A late fall morning
Old Faithful has forgotten to set
His alarm clock
Nothing but snowflakes
Timeless distant burbles

Echoes of family cacophony
Elk bugling romantic lyric
Bison snorting verse
Geyser whisper-mist skimming empty seats

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