Derailed

                                      
                     deadheading
                          motives
                          of engineered iron
                     stitched in the seams

                     these rusty knuckles
                          grasping for switches
                          back to the mainline
                     drenched in diesel

                     the rails reverberate
                          echoes in steam
                          fingerprint pennies
                     pinching for change

                     a pocket not picked
                          this empty boxcar
                          clouded by -

                          I mean to clutch

                     but,
                     says the brakeman

                          the terminal
                          require no baggage

                                        - Rachel Gilliatt
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