Another Country

      by Jacquie Pearce and Michael Dylan Welch

First published in Blithe Spirit 28:3, August 2018, page 37. Originally written in November of 2017.

autumn night—
the train whistle
enters my dream                                                                             Jacquie

        first frost
        sparkling the tracks                                                                 Michael

ticket for one—
a few yellow leaves
left on the platform                                                                        Jacquie

bare branches—
a child’s wave
from the dining car                                                                          Michael

        a gust of wind
        through the railroad crossing                                              Jacquie

graffiti on a freight train
from another country . . .
harvest moon                                                                                    Michael