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Rising from brick-brown earth

Where fields already planted in uniform rows

Shows thin beginnings of bright green crop

Beside an agriculture school

A glittering mountain grows

Among the pine forest ranges of Catalunya

The accumulated debris of potassium salts

Moved ever-higher – and wider – by heavy machinery

Transport for avaricious business-as-usual

Activities of speculation

Risk life forms for profit

This augmented inselberg


Altered geology

Fast becomes symbol of so-called progress

To amplify

Waste and neglect


The natural watershed

Now interrupted by sodium chloride

Subject to gravity

Soaks through colossal mining spoil

Industrial-scale tailings

Holding saline residue

Percolates through to groundwater

Makes unhealthy headwater streams

Where unseen organisms perish

Feeds a larger river system

Unprocessed detritus and potash toxins

Bound for the Barcelona beaches

Where salt meets salt

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