The River Drainage Of Despair

right now forever
flows freely
but only incrementally
for exists a headwaters dam
and where salmon should
spawn
instead suffocates
healing breath.

Mountains recede
abdicating their peaks
for knolls of simplicity
and
braid the streams
ever-so-quietly
as if a sandbar
is all they can say right now.

This is all they can give.

Meanwhile the mainstream roils
while it can.

Meanwhile the waves flip upstream.

Meanwhile whispers the wind.

The river surges
knowing
anthropogenic choking
is inevitably the next iteration.

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