ON A TRAIN CROSSING
EASTERN COLORADO
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.








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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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Apple Valley Review:
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Volume 10, Number 1
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