With Trains

 In Jupiter's Hive, Today's Feed

Written by: Adrienne Yeardye


this is the thing

with trains:


they stay up all night

and then sleep in parking lots

their bones rolling and creaking

in their concrete beds


they wait for the sound of darkness

to thunder in on the air

and drown itself in the lake


then they plot histories 

in sprayed schematics

and with free people


when he was 14

William Joseph

boarded a freight train in Sudbury


from no fixed address

he conjured the moss found in mountains

the stars over the oceans

and sweetgrass in the palm

of my hand



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