Two By Two

What was left behind.


his seems like I’m carrying yesterday’s post a little bit too far. I’m really not although it could be said that I really just documenting another kind of disaster.

At least this one was natural.

This is the Lower 9th Ward a few summers after Hurricane Katrina and the failure of the levees just about wiped the Lower 9th Ward off the map.

This was a schoolyard. And, that thing is the spinning ride that you flew off of when you were a child, maybe breaking an arm or leg. Maybe you were lucky and you just sprained something like your neck. When you finally made it home you probably gave your mom a pain somewhere lower. And, you had to wait until your father got home.


You know what Katrina did to New Orleans and surrounding areas. Some of the damage still hasn’t been repaired which is okay because exactly 16 years to the day Hurricane Ida came along and damaged it again. That’s the Gulf Coast for you.


This looks like many years after “is this how it ends.”

You know the famous scene when Charlton Heston discovers the Planet of the Apes is really the earth many, many years after mankind was pretty much destroyed in another kind of human folly. This looks just about like that except a schoolyard isn’t The Statue of Liberty.

Or, is it?



2 responses to “Two By Two”

  1. Bridgette Avatar

    It’s a haunting image and I can totally see the apocalyptic hints at its edges.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      I see it in what looks like fire. But, the entire picture makes me nervous.

      Liked by 1 person

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