Thursday, November 3, 2011
men in white coveralls
this was the waste water treatment facility. the men in white coveralls who worked here were the highest pay grade in a shop of thousands.
they wore masks and mixed chemicals and cleaned the water from a huge factory.
now they are gone. their dials, their pumps lie fallow, their facility is a playground for rats and addicts.
all that's left of their life daily work you now see, for a while yet, and then it will pass and there will be nary a sign they were ever here, but i will miss the bright men in white coveralls.
men's workplaces are sacred, for that is where they are truly what they are.