Wonderful. I love the earthy images – dry soil now redolent, worn cubes like glaciers succumbing to dark sea. Even the grinder sparks made me think of a satellite degraded from apogee, reentering the atmosphere.
Petrichor should be marketed as perfume for those of us in “more resonant” years. Or is only 50 resonant, and subsequent numbers hollow? Perhaps time to follow Simon Doonan’s example and age in French, thus tempting l’amour.