|"evidence" by erin weckerle
installation at Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, PA
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what the camera sees/ from the center of the center
my life: a video that blanks on approach.
in a mess hall
i allowed shoddy construction workers to build stones on my heart.
a hall full of pillows, giant bags of cocaine
white rain, black water
crying corridors of damp body catchers
i will not repair.
the snow comes down and in
covers the chips of history. the broken glass, the tangled roots.
not like the fake pristine park-snow.
a real ruin made beautiful
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