Overlay

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By Robert Castagna

History and nature overlay
like ancient Rome buried beneath 
modern day cathedrals and 
convenient stores

Homes that once had lives 
that burned deep with passion 
become today’s museum tour
that can’t be touched

Meanwhile old spirits 
haunt today’s walking paths
the battle fields wrestling 
with their guilty concerns

And the earth soft 
with decomposition,
the markers mark old 
compositions of the land

While in contemporary 
times nostalgia burns
as modern technology scoffs 
at the cold winter nights

And the embers glow
on our backlit screens 
that reflect our images 
back upon ourselves

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