BACKUP

Sometimes a desert a dirt road off the highway a carpet of sand lifeless weeds twisted barbwire arroyos, tumble weeds and road signs shot to death   wishing for something new doesn’t exist here no prayers or supplications on this level ground of desperate and forgotten   speak of this place with respect its revenge … More BACKUP

ABSORBED

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 … More ABSORBED

CAREFUL STEPS

The in-between of dusk and night releases half shadows. Clouds hurry to corners.  The last breeze twists a single sheet on a clothesline.  A voice familiar to back doors slips into a cracked plaster hallway.  Billboards advertise last year’s circus.  Resilient pillars of weeds claim an abandoned lot.  A dog with strong eyes challenges the … More CAREFUL STEPS