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rendered drab by the shadows of time

rendered drab by the shadows of time - Portside Power Plant*
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"No one can really know the life of his own day, let alone that of times long past. Always the historian sees as in a mirror darkly, the reds and the golds rendered drab by the shadows of time."

~Earl R. Beck, On Teaching History in Colleges and Universities

Coal conveyor, 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
of forms assembled in the light
locked from the inside
counterpoint to our fundamental failures
a symbol for the century
the trail of the past
in things continually vanishing
hard to say
what i wanted