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an open window,
white curtains
attempting to escape

a dirt alley
between wooden shacks 

a train yard,
open empty boxcars,
idle iron heat,
miles behind,
miles to go

lumber to be loaded,
men with caps sit
shaded like tumble weeds
waiting for a wind of
orders to move

Roger Singer

Dr. Singer is a Poet Laureate Emeritus of Connecticut, and past president of the Connecticut Shoreline Poetry Chapter, in association with the Connecticut Poetry Society. He has had over 1,300 poems published on the internet, magazines and in books and is a 2017 Pushcart Prize Award Nominee.

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