Outpost

881dcba09ed3d67a2696087e3073a908by Marc Gilbert27 Sep 2014

A confusion of ivy—
The city’s heart is steel and stone.
Smokestacks slouch in the periphery,
piles of vine-eaten brick.

These images form my obsession—
barbarians at the fringes of reason,
a slow encroachment—
Sanity’s silent retreat.