Summer 1990 • Vol. XII No. 3 Poetry |

Salt

The San Francisco Bay Region is one of the few areas in the world where salt is commercially recovered from brine by solar evaporation. The Bay itself provides the brine, and the mild climate provides favorable at-mospheric conditions.             from the Dedication Program,             Wind-Powered Archimedes Screw Pump             Tuesday, February 28, 1984             ASME/Leslie Salt Co. I Whiter even than the skin of pale breasts the salt pyramids pressed against the bluest sky—always at the edge of the city and invisible as your hand or your foot, the blindness that familiarity breeds the way joy breeds joy, or ignorance surprise. Rising in the midst of the fishboats, the pleasure boats, the harbors like rings on the fingers of the land: salt towers like an eastern ridge, inevitable, invisible salt. II Everything was sex or engines. If you were fast, if you had

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By Renée Ashley

The San Francisco Bay Region is one of the few areas in the world where salt is commercially recovered from brine by solar evaporation. The Bay itself provides the brine, […]

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