(x = space)

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Good Machines

(for Earthly terrors)

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Perhaps we could have cosmic-

Earth machines,

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Could the floods

Be sucked up here—say,

In Germany and China—then

Taken and dropped there

Where the land

Is dry

And ablaze as the land

In California,

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Then we’d have a system

Perhaps in harmony with nature,

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Technocracy that favors life

In joy and praise

Of what machines can do

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With pay and gratitude

The human operators

Deserve

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C L Couch

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Every spring the Mississippi River floods, but the downtown area of Davenport Iowa refuses to build a levee system to hold the waters back. It would block the river view. Some years the waters come several blocks up the banks and flood out local businesses.

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

Davenport, United States

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