© 2011 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved
the persistence of industry
make things we must. grow things we must.
in truth, we do not make or grow enough to keep
the hands of willing workers thus engaged.
and though we know the awful consequence of waste,
of littering the earth with what we leave in heaps and stacks,
we wade more deeply in the river of denial,
as if, by magick, poison’s charmed away
to some dark place.
as if, through our great power
earth will cleanse itself of our disgrace.
© 2011 RC deWinter
Digital oils; freely adapted from an original photograph of the historic Belden Silk Mill, Rockville, Connecticut, that still operates as a silk-dyeing plant. Shot September 24, 2011.
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