one of those dead malls
blank walls and a smell of cleaner unbroken by nonexistent human inhabitation
” stores ”
who still fills the fountain? automata?
actually all the same store
same smell of plastic and stale urine
booth in the corridor that provides free echoes
canvas covered mystery lump
booth that advertises they make keys and pierce ears
apparatus for one is stored on top of the apparatus for the other
hollow buzz of shorted neon
imagining where the arcade must have been
the food court
the orange Julius
the exit door screeches open into–
Image composites/manipulation done in Autodesk’s Pixlr app.
You know… Autodesk… The company that brought us all CAD software for turning engineering dreams into reality? Oh they make realities all right.