A Conversation

A conversation with the Los Angeles River

Who did this to you?

Why did your forest disappear?

Is your forest lost?

Where is the shade of your willow trees?

Where are the gracefully waving cattails of your marshes?

The steelhead trout gliding swiftly through glittering waters?

How did you come to this disastrous, sad condition?

Why did people do this to you?