In Dixon

straight streets colony
neatly gridded plot
boarded up windows
abandoned infill housing
pothole cracked pavements
canal floating garbage
topsoil runoff arid
alleyway laneway
beach abandoned cycles
distant ticking high-hat
nineties Berlin techno
warm diurnal breeze

brown-out days
black-out nights

esplanade speeding traffic
plantation reclamation
scrubby undergrowth
landscaped foreshore bush
strange lizard mutant rodent
triangulation midden
lone cyclist dog walker
horizon swelling waves
wind blown beach bushes
single lone windsurfer
eighteen hours of daylight

brown-out days
black-out nights

unexpected dusk
ship on the horizon
city tower skyline
distant highway bridge
dockyard static cranes
breakwater black rocks
cold dark twilight seconds
midnight deep black hour
shuttered supermarket
little stock remains
unharvested crops

brown-out days
black-out nights

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nostalgia out of place
location out of time
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