Mill on the Lakeside

   on the side 
      of this lake
where still waters 
      run deep,

and small birds 
      still sing
   in the trees,

we wonder if fish 
swim unharmed,

      past the 
stinking mess,

   or choke on the
rotting tree bark.

heaven knows
      what's best.

the mill on the lake
is an awful mistake,
the lake's not pristeen
      any more.

      those fish, 
   you can keep.
those won't want 
to eat,
poison beside
   the foreshore.

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