Built upon cement pillars, Highway 310 towers above the old growth hardwood forest south of downtown Dallas. From the highway a cascade of plastic bottles, styrofoam cups, shoes, tires, car bumpers, lockboxes, fireproof safes, and ATM machines rain down. Beneath this rubbish was once a farmstead, beneath the farmstead was once a village, beneath the village was for one season a family sitting by a fire cooking fish and mussels. The remains of that long ago meal, the charcoal, bits of brittle bone and blanched shells form an unmistakable midden in the strata of the Trinity riverbank.
Great Trinity Forest, Dallas, TX.
Copyright 2012, Brad Ford Smith.