Ticket to Write – 19

Conformity

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They are building
the riverbanks higher
for the time of year is coming
when the sluices upriver
open
& Ann Street
& the other places where
the grass slopes down into the water
are flooded.
This is unacceptable in a town built across a river
so they steepen
the banks
force the river to conform
to the town’s convenience
& this goes on
& the river bends
into shape
but some wet winter
it will be itself again
& the flood will be sudden & intense
over the built-up banks.

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One Response to Ticket to Write – 19

  1. Sandrak says:

    I love this one, the way you use the River as a metaphor for so much more. 143.

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