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New Alamo (an ode to the New and Alamo Rivers)

Brown, dirt-fed stream
a century’s dream
control through design
everything’s fine
water looks good
“how’s ’bout neighborhoods”?
cash rolls in
thanks to the flood

Desiccated parcels made to lure
5 & dime convenience stores
endless summer at low cost
dollars that is, not forethought
who knows where it goes
this project unfolds
into our gift
to our kin, lots still sold

A mistake by birth
borne of earth
burden of land
deemed void by man
first seemed great
as an escape
now leads to
an empty waste of space

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3 responses to “New Alamo (an ode to the New and Alamo Rivers)

  1. Frank Beta June 20, 2012 at 1:46 am

    So what you’re saying is it’s not cool to manufacture a “flow”, right?

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