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counterpoint to our fundamental failures

counterpoint to our fundamental failures - Portside Power Plant*
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A look at the past reminds us of how great is the distance, and how short, over which we have come. The past makes us ask what we have done with us. It makes us ask whether our very achievements are not ironical counterpoint and contrast to our fundamental failures.

~Robert Penn Warren
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Portside Power Plant (a pseudonym), 2009. Photograph by Matthew Christopher of Abandoned America


Also in: Portside Power Plant*

a certain kind of emptiness
echoes from the life behind
rendered drab by the shadows of time
of forms assembled in the light
locked from the inside
a symbol for the century
the trail of the past
in things continually vanishing
hard to say
what i wanted