Friday, August 24, 2007

Today's apocalyptic vision


Manzanita bushes creeping over the old roadbeds, slowly covering the gash of 20th century asphalt with a food forest. We tend the roads by harvesting berries, herbs, kudzu, and other medicinal succulents. It's mid-summer and I'm eating huckleberry pie every morning with my cup of roasted bay nut tea. One night during the new moon, we watch the Perseid meteors overhead and talk about the old days, missing the HBO but not so much the isolation and constant warfare. Fade out.

4 comments:

z. said...

two words: octavia butler. especially parable of the talents and parable of the sower. i think i've told you about her before...

dungan said...

nice! i'll check her out.

feralkevin said...

That plant is coffeeberry (Rhamnus californica). Great pic, though.

dungan said...

i said it was a vision, man. but thanks for keeping me honest.