Today's Nantucket

MOU (The sound of well fed cattle)

The glacial out wash
Faces open ocean and even if
We could build a wall big and
Strong enough
To hold her back

The force at either end of the structure
Would rend
Like a battle axe
The flanks
With catastrophic effect

Force has to go somewhere

So, the question
Preserve or mitigation

Not the same
Or only answer

One would hope that commerce and the almighty
Won’t carry the day because

The beach that would become an industrial zone
In this dubious battle
Is fragile

an endangered habitat

save a house
loose a beach

I know how money is the engine that moves

Often the equation is skewed
By the desire for an answer that’s acceptable

Against all good reason


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