I hum and beep at my master, but he does not listen. He pounds on my keys furiously, typing out insubstantial things, ebmeding himself in the abstract.

I creak and moan. I shout to him, “Go outside! Go play! It’s too nice to sit here all day!”

He doesn’t hear, just continues typing.

I shrug my shoulders.

I am Wednesday.

fresh smoke
     squirms through
     our sacred window,
     pierces yesterday’s angel

those words, salt
     your voice, awake
     my flesh, dried
     a raw monopoly of god

squirming through
     the marbled world

when you remember words
     remember the copper tang,
     the smoky perfume,
     the sad, warm woman

your work must be
     porcelain steel rythms


their wild steel universe
     surrounds him

broken through sex,
     velvet worry - once live -
     now devoured color

perhaps, sister, you listen -
     stiff lipped laugh, trembling

explore them, pick and haunt,
     time stream pooling

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A great disaster. For a novel I started working on in October, 2006, I started doing some research. There’s a portion of it that takes place in an old, abandoned city, one that had been left in destitution for centuries, so I was looking around for theories on what happens to a modern city when left to the forces of nature. To my shame, I had forgotten about the Chernobyl disaster. In my research, I rediscovered it.

There’s an excellent site - an adventerous woman takes a motorcycle tour of Chernobyl and surrounding areas, including Pripiat. See KIDDofSPEED. It is thought-provoking, saddening, and generally depressing. It provided the example for which I was looking.

After reading the site, I began to wonder if some of the pictures she had could be viewable on google maps. They were. Here are some interesting comparisons.

Also, you can go to wikimapia and search for Chernobyl or Prypiat. There, people have outlined places and you can get a little more infomation.