trailing coal dust
and river silt
iron hooves
tracking a northerly


5 thoughts on “Southbound

  1. I like the imagery in this a lot. I’m a huge fan of visual writing and strong imagery. I can see the train and feel the intensity of the train moving and struggling and kicking up dust.

  2. clickety-clack
    clickety clack
    the rhythm here
    wants the metal back
    rivers tongue
    a valley to freedom
    to watch the trains
    speed by
    whetting the whistles
    where even the thistle
    clings to its bells
    and says take hold of me
    no eye can ever see
    without letting go
    of something
    in its tidal purity
    in its scented thick smoke
    we always reach for
    the garden again

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