Salton Sea, CA

“…got out of my car only to find myself standing on the bones of some dead animal…”

“Slow. Children at play.”

The city had been so carefully planned. There were  green palm trees and  mailboxes framing the empty lots with the blue Salton Sea peaking in the distance like a mirage. There were streets that were named after popular beaches like Redondo, Manhattan, and Daytona. There were shore-themed streets that sounded like they should sparkle– Shore Isle Ave, Shore King Ave, Shore Jewel Ave., and Shore Life. And there were the generic coastal names like Rainbow Drive, Palm Ave, Sea View Avenue, and Desert Beach. It should have been beautiful.

June 2011

See also: “Salton Sea, CA” (posted 6/7/11) 


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