Washington Burning - an graphic manipulation by T Newfields

The past is seared in the future,
& as history screams
time-waves move bidirectionally . . .

Once proud monuments now stand as ruins
& bustling offices have become bramble
amidst detritus where boardrooms of cockroaches
& assemblies of mutant rats govern
desolate streets

Traveling through this radioactive swampland
the past looms up eerily
A city that put Carthage to flame
became a nuclear grave