kenopsia * the eerie, forlorn atmosphere
of a place that’s usually bustling with people
but is now abandoned and quiet.
an emotional afterimage that makes it seem
not just empty but hyper-empty,
with a total population in the negative,
who are so conspicuously absent
they glow like neon signs.
John Koenig’s Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows
Berlin Beelitz-Heilstätten 2013
© Sabrina Ramacci 2017