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Train Going Down
by Angela Yuriko Smith
The train going Down,
Down grinds in with a huff and vehemenous clouds
of poisonous smoke boiling through oily air
stinging your eyes with brimstone and tears.
There’s no forgetting, only regretting
and a voice in your head that sings…
All aboard, you’ve packed your bags
and the train is leaving the station.
Don’t worry about your travel plans.
This is your final destination.
Your ticket was paid with your deeds as trade—
you made a road with all of the stones you threw.
So now Down, Down the train must go.
Wheels scream and cry against smoking iron.
Every star turns in shame. The day falls away
like a shroud. Your life is forgotten.
Fiction © Copyright Angela Yuriko Smith
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com
More from Angela Yuriko Smith:
Mae was small town newspaper reporter with bigger dreams. Her life’s passion was to find the ultimate story. When the local homeless start vanishing, her community puts the blame on the Jersey Devil legend. Excited at the prospect of finally uncovering a big story, she spends the night in the woods with a homeless woman. Mae discovers that the whispers are true — there is something sinister wandering the Whitebog area at night. Little did she know that the ultimate story would be her own… and she’d by dying to tell it.