Fragments in the Wild 2

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Fragments in the wild –

asphalt  civilization –

crumbled memories.


overgrown yesterdays

surrender to wild embrace –

snow melts away years-

tears crying in frozen stream,

where children’s laughter once ran.


**** Remains of mobile home neighbourhood,

Elliot Lake, Ontario Canada. ****


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10 thoughts on “Fragments in the Wild 2

    1. Thanks for dropping by. I will be returning to your blog.
      You may find my Fibku poetry of interest. Check out the tag for examples. 🙂

  1. Sad that the beauty of nature is marred by the inconsiderate dumps of civilization. Those large fragments could have been reduced and recycled. 😦

    1. If this was part of a provincial highway or part of a much larger community, it might have. Unfortunately, in a small and relatively isolated community, neither the town nor any business would profit from recycling the material. Because it was part of a privately run mobile home street, it was not fully part of the town’s infrastructure. The collapse of the mining economy, left it dangling.

      Ironically, the remains of the road has become part of a community dog park. The front end of the road has parking and an enclosed area. The back part of the remaining road is used for dog runs. The area is gradually growing in – where there was sufficient soil to cover up the manufactured material, the process is more rapid. Nature does quickly over grow much in Northern Ontario, if no effort is made to maintain it.

      1. Thanks for explaining, Joseph. Yes, nature does eventually take over in its own way. Northern Ontario? Hmm! I wonder if you could share exactly where. Hope you have a lovely day! 🙂

      2. Elliot Lake is almost mid-way between Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie . The community is a few kilometres north of the North Channel of Lake Huron. It is really in the more southerly section of Northern Ontario. As unlike the further northern area as it is unlike the Southern part of the province.

  2. Though provoking, Joseph. Is this what our civilization will be remember for, the waste and garbage we left behind?

    1. Perhaps, or this an archaeological site that will provide limited insight into the culture it represents ?

      Given time, wind, rain, ice and snow will break this down. Already the lichen is slowly working its way over the surface. The tenacious plants that cling and root their way through the hard rock of the Canadian Shield see these paltry pieces of manufactured stone, gravel, and tar as annoying minor obstacles.

      “My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
      Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
      – Percy Bysshe Shelley

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