Poecology

Issue 2

 

 
 

Zayne Turner

 
 

Lake County: By the Numbers

 
 
1
oldest evidence of human life
                        (coprolites, found in the Paisley Caves)
 
Abert Rim,
            the largest exposed block fault
in North America
 
Old Perpetual, formerly
            the only regular geyser in Oregon (currently inactive)
 
Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge, home
            of Antilocapra americana oregona
 
2
sagebrush sandals found
            in the Fort Rock Caves (second-oldest artifacts in North America)
 
Natural hot spring resorts
                        (Hunter’s and Summer Lake)
 
Uranium tailings disposal sites
                        (Lakeview Processing Site, Lakeview Disposal Cell/a.k.a. ‘the Collins Ranch’)
 
3
of 4 children in that family
                        went through chemo
before 18
 
4
miles of barbed wire fencing
contain 1.4 million gallons
                        of pesticide manufacturing waste at Alkali Lake
 
4.1
persons/privately owned square mile
 
17
percent of population currently unemployed
 
406
inmates
            at Warner Creek Corrections
 
1124
youth, K-12,
            in County schools
 
Undetermined
how it lies in the blood–how bald Homecoming Queens
                                     have no need for tiaras
 
Current BAC among
patrons at
               The OK Corral
                    Shamrock
                              Round-Up
                                     Indian Village
                                            Eagles Nest
                                                   Plush West
 
Precisely who among you
will speak
when your larynxes finish
                                     dissolving