24 June 2018

FAR AS ANY GEOLOGIST HAS YET
GONE DOWN INTO THE WORLD,
IT IS FOUND TO CONSIST OF NOTHING
BUT SURFACE STRATIFIED ON SURFACE.
TO ITS AXIS, THE WORLD BEING NOTHING
BUT SUPERINDUCED SUPERFICIES.
BY VAST PAINS WE MINE INTO THE PYRAMID;
BY HORRIBLE GROPINGS WE COME TO
THE CENTRAL ROOM;
WITH JOY WE ESPY THE SARCOPHAGUS;
BUT WE LIFT THE LID—
AND NO BODY IS THERE!—
APPALLINGLY VACANT AS VAST
IS THE SOUL OF A MAN!