literal sands of time.

[ Kolmanscop, southern Namibia. from thanks, hc]
empty, and barren, of what it was built to contain.
nature moved in.

the diamond rush of 1908 lured hordes and established their settlements,
including school and casino, hospital and rich housings.

diamond sales died off with world war one. people left.

by 1950, the shifting sands reclaimed their land.

[ Kolmanscop, southern Namibia. from ]

and this is how nature claims and intrudes-
grain by grain-
until the full weight of its organic mass is upon you and you must yield.


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