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I See the Colorado River Flowing West

driving down the highway
I see the Colorado River flowing west
now alfalfa stacked high on a semi-truck

water diverted
into fertile fields, now
driving down the highway

the Delta lies parched
ancient fertile estuaries transformed, instead
now alfalfa stacked high on a semi-truck

I see the Colorado River flowing west
60 miles an hour
driving down the highway

food for cows
which are food for people, but just
now alfalfa stacked high on a semi-truck

Rocky Mountain runoff
hydration and nourishment for the thirsty Gulfo de California
driving down the highway
now alfalfa stacked high on a semi-truck