Crumbling Wall

Every wall falls

Every wall falls
Or is breached
Or otherwise defeated

Time crumbles their mortar
Context shifts their efficacy
Or a new technology
Renders them impotent

All boundaries
Are as ephemeral
As the stuff
From which they are made

The most ephemeral stuff
Is an idea
And the most bothersome kind
Of brick in a wall

Abandoned service station
Mojave Desert
Route 66
California, United States of America

Taken during travels, 1997

This post is my third submission to Boundaries, this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.

The first submission was Walls and Boundaries. The Great Walls was posted second.