Wednesday, February 15, 2012

System Failure

    That’s it for the pump, for which — sunshine
hours — the solar panels made lots of power.
Now there is no fountain unleashing the force,
no water play, pond more stagnant than fresh.

    That’s it for concentrics of splash:
light alchemized to aeration & turbulence,
tickled by sun’s energy tadpoles
amusing us by no more than wriggling.

    That’s it for planning ahead: the eco meme,
sizing of gallons per minute, the system
ready to go for over six months.

    That’s it for the well-tempered pond, for
the burning smell of the circuit board,
for failure in under thirty days.

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