George Tsakraklides
1 min readJan 10, 2021

At the depths of the abyss

there is a grey layer of mud,

many miles thick.

It is where Earth keeps her diary.

Out of human reach,

in the dark,

this is where she records everything:

all the things that have happened

over billions of years:

from whales’ bones,

to shipwrecks,

to plastic bottles.

She holds on to it all, lovingly,

like a mother crafting photo albums,

whether it was a good or a bad memory.

She carefully collects each piece,

caresses it in soft mud,

and keeps it in her arms forever.

A scrapbook of accomplishments,

by all her children:

the good ones,

and the other ones.

George is an author, researcher, podcaster, chemist, molecular biologist and food scientist. You can follow him on Twitter @99blackbaloons , listen to his Spotify podcast George reads George, join his mailing list, or enjoy his books



George Tsakraklides

Author, biologist, exploring our broken kinship with the planet. INFJ born 88 ppm ago. 📚 The Unhappiness Machine. A New Earth. Lexicon of Dystopia.