Coordinates

How strange it is that before they were events, it was just a place?

Chernobyl

Normandy

Three Mile Island

A land becomes an event– synonymous with time more than its coordinates.

Names are like this too.

Some, I can never wash out of my mouth, never unhear.

Some names become what happened to us more than they are names. They never go back to people, all I hear is the impact.

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