southern california

for years

i have lived
in a desert

where giant pipes
bring in water from
distant rivers

while our own rivers
evaporate from banks
paved with concrete

where water is poured into
patches of green grass
that we prefer
no one step on

where i was taught
to take care
never to piss near a stream
in the wilderness

and to always
shit in water
in the city

is civilization?

4 thoughts on “southern california

  1. Thanks. :P
    Things also just generally fall out of my head.
    And I’m not very good at blogging… so I just saw this now. haha.
    Oh well.

    1. Better a late reply than no reply at all… I suppose, while my pile of to-be-answered email and letters languishes. Oh well, indeed.

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