Ghost Towns


Evil Spirits

foto by Kat Livengood


some places are called ghost towns

and arent

some places arent called ghost towns

and are

for the most part

whether there are people there

or if the place is completely empty

if a place has that certain

sort unidentifiable feeling

to me its a ghost town ....




Empty Rooms

foto by Kat Livengood


"A ghost town is an abandoned village, town or city, usually one which contains substantial visible remains. A town often becomes a ghost town because the economic activity that supported it has failed, or due to natural or human-caused disasters such as floods, government actions, uncontrolled lawlessness, war, or nuclear disasters. The term can sometimes refer to cities, towns, and neighborhoods which are still populated, but significantly less so than in years past; for example those affected by high levels of unemployment and dereliction" Wikipedia




foto by Kat Livengood


ive seen failed dreams

at the flea market

sometimes folks

fight hard to the end

other times it looks like they

just plain ran off after a week

its mysterious like that

some people come

fully of shiney hope

and then never return again

ive also sense alot of things unseen

at the market

it is after all

an ancient mythic land where people

have been

trying to make ends meet

or to re invent their lives

and some times it works out

and sometimes it


but i still remember most all of them



a Route 66 Living Room View

foto by Kat Livengood




“I woke up as the sun was reddening; and that was the one distinct time in my life, the strangest moment of all, when I didn't know who I was - I was far away from home, haunted and tired with travel, in a cheap hotel room I'd never seen, hearing the hiss of steam outside, and the creak of the old wood of the hotel, and footsteps upstairs, and all the sad sounds, and I looked at the cracked high ceiling and really didn't know who I was for about fifteen strange seconds. I wasn't scared; I was just somebody else, some stranger, and my whole life was a haunted life, the life of a ghost.”

Jack Kerouac, On the Road




the Last Chance Mine

foto by Kat Livengood


Wraith is a Scots word for "ghost", "spectre" or "apparition". It came to be used in Scottish Romanticist literature, and acquired the more general or figurative sense of "portent" or "omen". In 18th- to 19th-century Scottish literature, it was also applied to aquatic spirits. The word has no commonly accepted etymology; the OED notes "of obscure origin" only. An association with the verb writhe was the etymology favored by J. R. R. Tolkien. Tolkien's use of the word in the naming of the creatures known as the Ringwraiths has influenced later usage in fantasy literature. Bogey or bogy/bogie is a term for a ghost, and appears in Scottish poet John Mayne's Hallowe'en in 1780. From Wikipedia




foto by Kat Livengood


Ghost--an apparition of a dead person that is believed to appear or become manifest to the living, typically as a nebulous image.



"Black ghost, black ghost
Please stay away from my door
Black ghost, black ghost
Will you please stay away from my door
Yeah, you know you worry po' Lightnin' so now
I just can't sleep no more"

"Black Ghost Blues"

by Lightenin Hopkins

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  this is it....


(you may regret it) ....

(its prolly a dangerous worm hole)