Sunday morning, and a train makes the sound
of one that got away.
Heard by a hundred lonely souls in an Idaho town
early Sunday morning a freight train makes the sound
of church bells swept out to sea, drowned
in unison by contralto foghorns begging waves to stay
put on a Sunday; mourning souls hear the train sound:
one that got away
Dennis Mahagin‘s writing has appeared in Juked, 42opus, Exquisite Corpse, Stirring, Absinthe Literary Review, 3 A.M., Night Train, PANK, Storyglossia and Smokelong Quarterly, among other publications. He is also an editor of fiction and poetry atFRiGG Magazine. Dennis lives in Washington state.
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