Midnight Train to Georgia

by Nathalie Handal

My cousin the Army Captain
didn’t say much,
then one day he wrote to her:

Didn’t I adore you harder
than silence?

Didn’t you know
I kept trying to reach you

but kept appearing on the
other side of wherever I wasn’t?

Didn’t you know
I tore time into pieces read more »

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