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up in smoke

up in smoke - Northeast Manual Training School
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you drink your health
and remember to forget yourself
sat on a roof
in the everlasting moments of your youth
you looked surprised
as it all went up in smoke before your eyes
beneath the glow of a different kind of Sunday morning.

- Hybrid, from 'A Different Kind of Sunday Morning'
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Thomas Edison High School, also known as the Julia de Burgos Magnet Middle School and Northeast Manual Training School. 2007. Photograph by Matthew Christopher of Abandoned America. If you'd like to learn more about this location, it is a featured chapter in the book "Abandoned America: The Age of Consequences," which you can order signed copies of here. It's also available (unsigned) through Amazon/Barnes & Noble/Powells/Indiebound/Booksamillion. You may also be interested in my new book, Abandoned America: Dismantling the Dream, available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and many other online booksellers across the globe.


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