Coast Starlight

Coast Starlight 9:35am, Seattle, WA: I romanticized it. 10:21am, Tacoma, WA: Luggage 11:11am, Olympia-Lacey, WA: Prepared. 11:35am, Centralia, WA: Packing my things 12:19pm, Kelso-Longview, WA: And getting ready 12:58pm, Vancouver, WA: To leave home 1:50pm, Portland, OR: And set out 2:27pm, Salem, OR: On my own. 4:10pm, Albany, OR: It was scary 5:10pm, Eugene-Springfield, OR:Continue reading “Coast Starlight”

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Blacktop Bystander

Blacktop Bystander Bare feet on the hot blacktop. I know you hear the train, too. Wherever you are. Wherever I am. I know that when it whistles I’m not the only one who listens. When the rails rumble And cargo shifts I’m not alone in this catalyst To thoughts unwanted And shipments I won’t signContinue reading “Blacktop Bystander”

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Prowl Wrapt Scrimshaw Club

Relocate – train station to station Melancholy – music performed in background Hills – gone over in locomotives Snow – blinds in its density Wilderness – in no where Cold – by outside snow Traincars – bileveled on iced rails Warm – by a long coat Stations – between two points Oeilladed – by oldContinue reading “Prowl Wrapt Scrimshaw Club”

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