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The Kaibab limestone on the Mogollon Rim is made mostly of the squished and mineralized remains of sea sponges that drifted to the floor of a shallow sea between 240 million and 260 million years ago.

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Perched on life’s edge

A grieving writer finds comfort atop a limestone layer that remembers both the Great Dying and life’s blind persistence

I go to the Rim when I need to recalibrate. So I stand now once more on this edge. The wind blows keen, prying into the seams of my clothes, whispering of vanished worlds and unexpected death.

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