Quivering in the dark


We can sympathize
with the tribes.

When the government came in
	dammed the river
	for a power plant
	and re-routed the shipping channel
		away from us
		took homes, businesses
		drydock jobs
		shipping jobs
		even graveyards
		to make it work,
we said little
and
	amazed by
		the huge bridge
		the office building
		the promises
we did little
let the long term go
let them have a free ride
until it was over
and the construction boom left.

Sounds familiar and dark.

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Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordcurrents/ Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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