38 (or more) signs paper the windows of the stores on Main Street.
Closed until further notice
See you soon
But there's no one to see.
No one walks the streets anymore, especially when the snow is wet as rain and it piles on shoulders like burdens that come right back after you brush them off.
The town was already about to be ravaged by unnecessary construction.
Small businesses were already suffering.
Every couple of windows there were already signs.
Building for sale
Space for rent
Closed for the season
Now there are signs in every window because
We can't breathe the same air
The world wants this town to be silent.
It was already breaking
But in ways you could see.
Now, there is only