Civil Engineers

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It’s been a long time since I’ve published one of Justice Greg Hobbs’ poems. Here you go:

Civil Engineers

Civil engineers and fishermen
practice line drawing and line arcing
over rivers and into pools.

Where place the struts
to bear the weight
of a crossing?

Where place the lure
to attract wild forces
inter-playing?

Where stresses meet
pushing and pulling
to the counter-balancing.

Reprinted, with permission, from Colorado Mother of Rivers Water Poems by Justice Greg Hobbs. Click here to order the book from the Colorado Foundation for Water Education.

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