Photography © Edward S. Gault

 

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.

 

Devon Brock is a short order cook, urban expat, optimistic pessimist and writer living in South Dakota, US of A. He speaks gently to hashbrowns and often yells at his boss.

Edward S. Gault is a poet and fine art photographer. He lives at Mosaic Commons, a co-housing community in Berlin, Ma. He has a wife Karen, and daughter.