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Scoop up fresh soil.
and hold in your hand
the heart of a distant sun.

Each atom in each mote,
and in the palm and bone below,
danced in the heat
of a nuclear ballroom
ten billion years away.

The giant alchemist became a dwarf
as quarks embraced
and changed H to Fe,
the mantle on which we stand.