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No cracked earth 

 

No cracked earth, no blistering sun, no burning wind, no grasshoppers are a permanent match for the indomitable American

Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1936



Report forthcoming on how to break up


wind     on who what when                  report on not why


talk about a forecast


the policy is immeasurable they say the policy will save us


just listen you can hear it        reporting for miles


like pistol shot              maybe grazing


a decimal here or there or just eroding whole numerals


but I bet twenty thousand already caravanned west two      


seasons ago                speculation a little late I think


saplings           for testing and more    more policy


apply for government employment, they say


testing for a job to test and be tested on is taxing


as re-re-planting          or aquifer extraction


but at least it pays       even if damn   policy fools.    


                        Here now


let’s have a look Mister College Crest       Mister Sportcoat


let’s put in place this report                


with terms appropriate for this here jurisdiction—


            mark first word


exodus      the last don’t

 

count on rain.            How about the sound of that?




Caroline Klocksiem