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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Thoughts by an Open Window

Thoughts by an Open Window In late night, Distortion of Running engines Reverberate. They echo across A sleepy and quiet Town’s slopes and Flats of land. I sit here listening To a whistle From a train miles Away. Blinds are drawn If only to see The twinkling stars Between patchy clouds. A cool breeze sneaksContinue reading “Thoughts by an Open Window”

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Steam Tractor

Steam Tractor Billowing ash Spews from a chimney A flue open Brimstone shooting Steam bursts from A pipe above a frame Of wheels with pistons Locomoting positions Strong as an ox Coal ignition With slag spouting Fiery crimson Fragrance of clean linen Fabric on ground Cooled under a bed Of cinders abound Raining as brimstoneContinue reading “Steam Tractor”

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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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Pioneer Park

Pioneer Park Oatmeal and raisin At the top of the mountain Where pilgrims Gather in a hollow In wagons which others will Definitely follow Downpour’s begun Spitting at your grass Where cows and asses Chew their cud And the mountain’s pass Becomes dense mud Coffee beans grinding To keep the senses alive And with ourContinue reading “Pioneer Park”

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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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