The world needs a lot of oxygen to breath. We take it for granted. Most of us. Some of us get exposed to toxicity that makes us know just how precious that oxygen is. But, where does it come from? What’s it’s journey, right?
On the Importance of A Diatom by Michael Romani It's in the strangest of coincidences That the Godless deny the hand of providence As dust from the Sahara races Across the ocean on the wind's embrace And with the greatest of surprises On that defies the mystery before our eyes Eventually settles onto the Amazon To become the fertile soil life thrives on From there as life put on it's floral show Oxygen knows abundance as the jungle grows Sold on the idea of the rainforest as it is As the lungs of the planet manages to miss That all the oxygen it makes it also uses Showing once again how popular science confuses Things that it thinks life readily shows As more really than what we really know It's the river flowing up high in the sky That brings us to the truth of our best surprise Clouded over into somewhat of a recent mystery Is the story of climate's amazing true history Water sucked up high into the branches of the trees Starts its global journey on a tropical breeze A flying river that curves around the world Begins as clouds that flow as the weave and are curled Hitting hard against the Andes into rain As constant and deep as a symphonic refrain That makes itself felt inside the ocean's deep For precious diatoms to feed on and to keep... As a secret to the world's oxygen supply And this is the beginning of where the truth lies (c) July 2, 2019 Michael Romani All Rights Reserved