A dark ribbon of water flows through the Penokees.
Her tannin stained waters look like black coffee.
The Bad River grinds a path through the hills.
Her "whitewater" is a creamy beige.
Tyler Forks Creek trips down the granite staircase it has polished forever.
The black water burbles in the sinks and tears at cedar roots.
Here in the shallows, he feeds where the blackness fades.
The Creek takes a hard left turn.
She wears a creaming mane as she empties herself into her Bad River mother.
She runs purple to deep,dark brown to obsidian black.
She slides like shimmering porter to the big lake, gathering her daughters.
They slow into oxbows and swell the wild rice.
The dark water clears, melting into the light of the big lake.
Governor Scott Walker and his toadies are planning destroy all this with an open-pit iron ore mine. Don't destroy this, don't poison this.
The OLB is on this!