It was then,

and then it was gone.

Half buildings yielding to the

Invasive force of massive trees.

Walkways blending into

gully’s formed by runoff.

Embankments strewn with piles

of dirt and broken bricks;

nearby, an overhead walkway,

collapsed to the ground,

devoured by gravity.

Telephone poles, weakened and

leaning, surrounded

by a century of weeds and vines.

Fallen roofs lay covered with moss,

surrounded by stones where

walls once stood.


Nature reclaims

abandoned land, where structures

boasted a place and avenues

stretched with pride.

Not even footsteps remain.

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