July 17, 2011. This is roughly how our neighbor’s “addition” at the back of his house and alongside our backyard has looked since we bought our house in 2005.

Today. The past week’s unrelenting rain finally did it in. Thursday night we heard a loud crack and a whoosh. The addition, which withstood Katrina and every other storm this past decade, collapsed, as much as the vines would allow.

Derek Bridges lives in New Orleans, trading in words and pictures. A carpetbagger of long standing, he grew up in the top right corner of IL and later went to college in the middle cornfield part. He has also lived in MS and FL, for educational purposes only, and was diasporized for a time in TX.

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