Cold Soldiers

2006

As winter ended and spring began Russia was all mud and dust.

Behind the facade of storefronts

- bustling streets where people eagerly 

displayed there adept consumption -

lay the apartment complexes where the city

sleeps and the playgrounds where their children play.

Toy soldiers. Cold wars.

The frost takes a long time to thaw and these images are

Testament to a false spring slowly but surely blossoming.

Vacancy.