Twelve:

Fort Benning, Georgia

Have you ever stuck around after they’ve all gone home? After the march has passed through, the rally run its course? There isn’t a whole lot left. Papers littering the ground announcing upcoming events, pleading for a wealth of good causes. Posters pimpled with the imprint of street and sole, leaflets tattered and grimy. Trash cans towering, cathedral-like, amid variegated landscapes of aluminum and plastic, a topography molded from the drained and consumed. Wind shuffling these crumbs about, or stillness amplifying their silence. These intersections are the loneliest of poems, the ghostliest of towns. Everyone gone back to their bunkers to wrestle with the same doubts and the same people they wrestled with the ...

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