Please help me to understand "leaving in my wake" phrase
I've had a few guesses , but I doubt it any of them is correct.
Here is the phrase in a context:
He searches my face for news of his fate.
His expression is echoed in scores of tiny faces, pressing against clear plastic, panting faces of every imaginable colour, creed, and non-Aryan origin, fogging up the bag like the windows of a Polish bathhouse.
I stumbled naked through the ruins, back towards blander, less complicated confections, leaving in my wake,
a trail of rainbow carnage.
With a bit of struggle I was able to understand everything else besides "in my wake" phrase. Could it be some kind of awakening?
It's from Hedwig and the Angry Inch, if that helps.