Tag: trains

  • Again to the Falls by Lynne Bronstein

    I visited Niagara Falls only once. I was sixteen And with my family. The Customs Man Came to know us after a few days. But every time we crossed the bridge, He asked us “Where were you born?” Because he had to. I spent much time on the Canadian side Because it was exciting to…

  • Flow State by Ryan Racine

    “Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless, like water.”  -Bruce Lee Graffitied train carts mock the lineup ofhalted vehicles, forcing us to direct our attention‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡to the tower inthe distance whisperingthe swelling breath oftourism. Thick mist plays hopscotch on‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡the front windows, shielding us as spectators‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡from the Falls’‡‡‡‡flow. Upon parking on the Hill,our newspaper umbrellas‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡become wishing wells,where cacophonous…

  • The Train to South Dakota by Jane Urquhart

    urquhart train The train ‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡to south dakota and grandmother sits on red plush seats ‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡beside her eldest son at home he spends his hours with his face against the slippery necks of horses at home ‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡and here he cannot speak he cannot speak the landscape passing by the windows or nights when view becomes reflection…