Works Progress

What spills over the dam is not water.
That river is bound.

What spills over the dam is
work for the workless:

Bone.
Muscle.
Hands. America’s broken back.

Bottles & straws
Bottles & straws

There is a bathhouse,
a bridge — jackhammered
from the red canyon walls &

five kayaks paddle upstream:
away from the plaque,
away from it all.

Image: Charles Wilson

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