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A lone whistle cut short

 

 

A lone whistle cut short and this chair alongside
waits till its wheels, half iron, half the way trains
are calmed on gravel beds, let you push

till everything you gather smells from steam
from a mouth that is not yours –doze off! the rails
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and yes, the shadow is yours, bit by bit the station
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to sit near your heart, hear how weak its breathing is
windswept and the sky unstoppable, taking on water
and not sure why it’s going down inside you.

 

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