Kentucky-like Bahamas

Here’s a poem from last year’s trip to the beach. A large inspiration being a UK article citing how parts of the Kentucky River mirror the Bahamas of present-day (with limestone formations dating back 450 million years to the Ordovician Period):


If Kentucky wasn’t landlocked…
it’d be located somewhereabouts


betwixt the Bahamas and the blue Caribbean

Limestone sediment and
formations similar to millions of years ago

Geologists see it
and caves in both

distant cousins

The earth as one piece
and then as many

Jostled about much like


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