ON A TRAIN CROSSING
by Aaron Bauer
Skyline, like lines in a book—but less
often broken. Sea of sunflowers.
Sea of tasseling corn. Softness of a barbed wire
viewed at fifty miles per hour, like speed-reading
the Bible. Your old men will dream waking dreams
and your daughters will look for father figures
in comic books and soap operas. Any syllable,
a brushstroke—irrevocable. The goal of weaving
a conversation, the same as tying a fly: make it look
so real even you would think it’s real.
Aaron Bauer received his MFA from the University of Alaska
Fairbanks. His writing has appeared in Prism Review, Blue Lyra
Review, Spillway, and other journals. He currently lives in Colorado.
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