Train Tracks in Winter – A Poem

Have you ever heard a fire

roar like thunder?

Almost like a loud hiss

As steel // tracks // stutter // kiss

Down rails of wonder

Down trails of time

you might not

want to remember

Like fire on ice,

It’s like a nice // slow // burn

With cold smoke

as memories

slide // collide // divide-

Steel and water grind

and freeze ti-ti-ti- time.

The watch’s hands

become the hunter //

as the sun chases

tomorrow’s shadow-

Have you ever heard a fire

roar like thunder?

About Gretchen McIntire (formerly Leary)

I am 34 years old, I live in the Raleigh area, and I am writing from the perspective of an individual with Asperger's Syndrome.
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2 Responses to Train Tracks in Winter – A Poem

  1. Renee Espriu says:

    Beautiful poem, Gretchen. I love trains…the very sound of them…and love the way you have written of that here.

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