Friday, June 7, 2013

The Morning Reading: "come with us"

San Onofre
- Carolyn Forche

We have come far south.
Beyond this, the oldest women
shelling limas into black shawls,
Portillo scratching his name
on the walls, the slender ribbons
of piss, children patting the mud.
If we go on, we might stop
in the street in the very place
where someone disappeared
and the words come with us, we might
hear them. If that happened, we would
pass our lives with our hands
tied together. That is why
it is enough to listen
to the soft wind jostling
the lemons, a dog chewing a yellow
kneecap in the yard, knowing
that while birds and warmer weather
are forever moving north, the cries
of those who vanish might take years
to get here.


Edison announced today that they will "shut the plant for good." 

My little essay about San Onofre, written some 14 years ago: "An Accident Waiting to Happen Here." 


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes---Was amazed to hear this morning news. The plant shutting down, seemed to me, only a matter of time, but I worried that it would take a major 'accident' for that to happen.

Thanks for posting.
the other L

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