ELECTING WATER

 

 

The creek still runs dry,
spends itself as it shrinks upstream
on oaks and sycamores

                  despite the goosenecks,
                  despite the cowboys
                  hauling calves to town—

                  despite the busloads,
                  despite the caravans
                  of weekend Christians

looking for God in the pines.
The County had to move the road
after the Flood of ’55

and rebuilt bridges in ‘69
where the canyon narrows
and the creek runs dry.

Still talk of a dam
every election year
as if it could make water.

 

5 responses to “ELECTING WATER

  1. love this one John.

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  2. Yes, all true at large and small scale………. dealing with self delusion on our ditch……its all a variation on the same theme.

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  3. More Beaver……the only dams that work properly.

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