sna poems, supplementum anthropocenum #7: three bridges park

three bridges park in milwaukee, wisconsin is a great little prairie on reclaimed land in what was once a wild rice marsh and then a rail-yard. it stretches 24 acres along the menomonee river, and is a welcome oasis in the city.


waves dry rattling

and unrelenting wind

the prairie starts to wake


frozen frog bodies

with webbed toes hang

down below the mallards


duck bill scours

and scuttles the seaweed

feathers floating