Works Progress

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

What spills over the dam is
work for the workless:

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

Published October 20, 2021 in Oddball Magazine:

4 Thoughts

    1. Sorry for taking so long to reply. Thank you, Worms. It’s been a crazy couple of months, and the time I have to invest in WP has been greatly diminished, sadly.


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