If you check the Google street view time line of this shed, you can see that it has not been painted since at least 2007.
Fleeting Light (on Edinburgh) Daydreaming the world unfried, it’s autumn so we can forget the Garbage Island out there taking over the ocean until next summer, down Edinburgh I see the shed, something comforting about the worn paint and peeling look; the sun destroying everything surely― Annie told me to watch out for it, that this shed hasn’t changed at the same pace as the rest of the neighborhood, that that comforts her, that that is a beautiful thing― When I get home I decide to search for the shed online to test Annie’s theory, and there it is, the immortal thing, the online streetview photo taken many years ago, the paint the same, its weathered rate the same, casting the same shadow, likely protecting the same rakes and shovels, or maybe there’s something fantastical happening inside the shed, but maybe there isn’t, maybe there’s just a small gap or two in the old boards where a decent autumn breeze gets in and meaningfully kicks the odd rogue leaf around in the dark as if to say to no one like an unread poem something there isn’t -JM
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