壯志 / High Ambition

Archeological finds from Chinese railroad worker camp near Kelton, UT

rice bowl shards of Four

Season pattern      bamboo

and winter green

glaze stamped with British

crown     metal

suspender clasps    rubberized

work boots     Prosser

buttons and charcoal brazier

strainers       dozens of flat

cut rectangles of unknown

function         small

vials of liniment     bitters   

carved bone dice      zhu

oil lamp stands and dishes

for pine nuts      rock

ring        cannister with stripe

of excrement        bones

of jackrabbit   porcupine     duck

dish with half a double

happiness on it a lion’s   

cracked face on the bottom

yawning