Tag: politics

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Cadillac Ranch, Route 66, Amarillo, Texas, United States of America

Landscapes

These things we do to landscapes

Of space and time
Of politics and social norms
Of family and friends

The things that stay
But never stay the same

The ephemeral things
Lost and soon forgotten

Nothing ever stays
But change

Which is often the point
Of these things we do to landscapes

Change the landscape
Change each other
Change ourselves

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Delicate Intricacies, Plaza de Nazaries, The Alhambra, Granada, Spain

Delicate Intricacies

The delicate intricacy
Of the hand-carved relief
Covering the walls
Was equal to the politics
Within them
And the lives of the people
Beyond them

Now those
Outside the walls
Were not privy
To the intricacies
Within them

Because those
Inside the walls
Were apathetic
To the intricacies
Beyond them

Until the time came
When the intricacies
Beyond the walls
Galvanized
Into a single blunt force
Which felled first the walls
Then the delicate intricacies
Within them

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Opening, Plaza de Nazaríes, The Alhambra, Granada, Spain

Opening ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #252

Doors shut and barred
Windows sealed from within

A dead end
At the end
Of a narrow
Corridor

No retreat
No respite
No redress

Then a door opened
Beckoning

The voices within
Sang songs of hope
And possibility
Of healing
And renewal

Beyond the door
The way remained unclear
But the long, dark night
Of the alley
Was over