its name painted out
the ghost town
water tower


7 Responses

  1. DavidOates Says:


  2. Dirk van Nouhuys Says:

    Chilly in the desert


  3. magyar Says:

    strike the Flint
    of this water tower
    plastic bottles

    __ Timely; coincidental.

  4. magyar Says:

    'case anyone is curious, >Flint Michigan<

  5. Helen Buckingham Says:

    ghost town
    the WELCOME sign
    off its stumps

    (Blithe Spirit, 26.2, August 2016)

  6. Alan Summers Says:

    its name painted out
    the ghost town
    water tower

    Immediately reminded of The Specials and their Ghost Town song about politicians playing fast and loose with ordinary people's lives. It's disheartening to watch towns crumble and I can only hope more and more are rebuilt around the world.


  7. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Very visual, Gary, and atmospheric. Like Alan, this reminded me of the lyrics of the Specials' track 'Ghost Town' from back in the eighties:

    This town (town) is coming like a ghost town
    Why must the youth fight against themselves?
    Government leaving the youth on the shelf
    This place (town) is coming like a ghost town
    No job to be found in this country
    Can't go on no more
    The people getting angry

    It also made me think of the excellent photography of Chase Gagnon. :)


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