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the trail of the past

the trail of the past - Portside Power Plant*
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History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days.

~Winston Churchill

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
counterpoint to our fundamental failures
a symbol for the century
in things continually vanishing
hard to say
what i wanted