The city is dissolving today.
What happened to New Jersey? It’s gone.
New Jerseyites, are you out there? Did the Rapture come and take you away, leaving behind this dissolving city.
The Hudson River, too, is gone.
Buildings and water towers are disappearing.
People appear out of the void.
Then slip back into nothingness.
No birds sing, no squirrel stirs.
Very strange. Very strange, indeed.
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