Valentine's day is when horrors begin at dawn on
the island town of Hashima abandoned now,
not a soul, only a black and white TV is on silently
re-running life as it was lived here before humanity
suddenly left. On a grey wall, a faded drawing of
a heart with an arrow through it, and words written
underneath: Happy Valentine's Day.
We know now, should humanity be eradicated by
a dervish wind of pestilence, what will be left are
decaying buildings, rotting books, and the eerie
silence of what we were not able to say.