The Sunday Poem: Larry Goodell . . . Waste Isolation Pilot Protest

Waste island piled up process

waste haste erased face

eye sailing solution salination piled up project

waste island piled up process

weighted hated icicle fracture profligation malfunction

junction compression waste pile up concussion

comprehensive collision at junction to malfunction

pilot concussion isolation explosion ramification

pick up projected erased condition colossal collision

project pilot malfunction computer project

wasted, tragedy isolated, fracture severed waste

spill contaminate projected piloted computer truck container

                                                                          collision fault fracture conjunction

waste haste effaced pilot light eye sailing salination

fissure earthquake spillage isolation impossible

collision inevitable malfunction Carlsbad Artesia

split Hobbs, Jal concussion project contaminate

Carlsbad Caverns wasted, Carlsbad isolated,

contaminated pilot screams projected collision

clean up condemned quarantined isolated malfunction

inevitable fracture seismic overthrow Carlsbad

Contaminated Clines Corners quarantined 4 Corners

isolated Gallup Fort Worth Oak Ridge Santa Fe Arroyo Hondo Los Alamos

Sandia Labs contaminated I-25 isolated

state cordoned off New Mexico Colorado Texas

Arizona contaminated spillage collision

pilot screams waste isolation

pilot protests in collision

that project progress process rejected:

the waste isolation pilot protests.

                                                                          larry goodell / placitas, new mexico 

This poem appeared in Yoo-Hoo Press booklet Out of Secrecy along with the drawing as a centerpiece, a reproducible broadside. I wrote the poem in 1990 and Scott Nicolay brought my booklet out in '92. I am putting together poems and songs on the subject which I will give you a link to soon. I apologize for publishing myself, which I'd rather not do, but I have received absolutely nothing by email so it's up to you my friends to not leave me in the lurch come Saturday night! Photo was taken in Austin and is the poet wearing a garbage bag shaped like New Mexico, as a "mask" for reading his WIPP poems. Go here for information concerning upcoming Public Meetings in Albuquerque (3/18 and 3/27) and Santa Fe (3/31) about WIPP).

I am from Roswell, since '57 living in Albuquerque (except for 2 years US Army) and since '63 living in Placitas. Married, yes, to the photographer, phenologist and artist Lenore Goodell. Links to a lot of my online activities are here. 

Check out the Richard Vargas poem this week in New Mexico Mercury! Note: the Duende Poetry Series opens its 10th year March 23 at 3 pm with Georgia Santa Maria and Zachary Kluckman at the Anasazi Fields Winery in Placitas and it's freeSubmissions for The Sunday Poem: Send to  or Thank you to Duke City Fix. Please spread the word if you think this is a good thing, and comment!

Views: 137

Comment by Margaret Randall on March 17, 2014 at 5:54am

This is a powerful poem, written so long before the most recent accident at WIPP and ending with the site itself protesting its own use and abuse! Thanks, Larry. Also, come on all you poets--send a poem to the Ditchrider! Let's keep this wonderful venue going.


You need to be a member of Duke City Fix to add comments!

Join Duke City Fix

Connect with Us!

Community Forum

1st Annual Indigenous Comic Con

Started by Jazz in General Discussion on Tuesday.

Outside In? 2 Replies

Started by John Moore in New to Albuquerque. Last reply by Keith on Tuesday.

6th & Copper Safety Concerns 2 Replies

Started by Monica in General Discussion. Last reply by Monica Oct 10.

BURQUE NOIR, VOL. 2: We're Back!!!! 1 Reply

Started by Ebony 'Isis' Booth in Announcements. Last reply by Adelita Oct 4.

Last chance for chicken 3 Replies

Started by Stan Kravitz in General Discussion. Last reply by Stan Kravitz Sep 23.

Latest Activity

Taylor Ranch Library updated an event

Family Storytime at Taylor Ranch Library

October 22, 2016 from 10:30am to 11:30am
7 hours ago
Dee Cohen liked Lynn Marie Rusaw's blog post Burque Music Scene: Art of the Song
14 hours ago
Profile IconDuke City Fix via Facebook

On today's Burque Music Scene: Art of the Song

Burque Music Scene: Art of the Song

So I have been surfing the webs…

See More
Facebook14 hours ago · Reply
Adelita liked Lynn Marie Rusaw's blog post Burque Music Scene: Art of the Song
15 hours ago

Regular Features

Anyone can blog on the Duke City Fix, but here are the folks who blog most often:

© 2016   Created by Duke City Fix.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service