Richard Makin

eight poems from the series Rift Designs


it has the same stem as a warzone
this detachment with tachist artery
a clotted laying on of pig-iron,
an amazing system and it still works—
they were very good at making
sure they had enough water
(they had this thing about water)
it's extraordinary
measuring the energy
range of electricity
then far too many
people made too much money
too quickly,
but that isn't what I saw