Railed Serpent Departs Westerly. Photopoetry by Keith R Wahl

February 28, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

Railed Serpent Departs Westerly

Westerly Train Ride in February 

Westerly Train Ride in February 01 20240219 P1000046_displayWesterly Train Ride in February 01 20240219 P1000046_displayA late afternoon train departs from Westerly Station (Westerly, Rhode Island) on a late afternoon in mid-February.

3:25, EST's pale sun bleeds gold,
Westerly huffs, train's silver serpent bold.
Steel exhales schedules on steel tracks below,
Where winter's breath hangs heavy, whistles slow.

Brick shoulders hunched, graffiti's faded cries,
Beneath the underpass, where shadow lies.
Icicles clench, crystal teeth in frosted air,
Sun's smack melts slow, leaving winter's glare.

Snow's brittle crunch a counterpoint to rust,
Downtown's heartbeat, gritty, cold, yet just.
Train's echo fades, a distant iron song,
We walk on, shadows lengthening, winter long.

Aluminum gleams, a fleeting, modern dream,
While weathered brick whispers of all it's seen.
In Westerly's heart, where sun and frost convene,
A winter walk, a story in between.

Westerly Train Ride in February 01 20240219 P1000046_displayWesterly Train Ride in February 01 20240219 P1000046_displayA late afternoon train departs from Westerly Station (Westerly, Rhode Island) on a late afternoon in mid-February. Westerly Train Ride in February 02 20240219 P1000047_displayWesterly Train Ride in February 02 20240219 P1000047_displayA late afternoon train departs from Westerly Station (Westerly, Rhode Island) on a late afternoon in mid-February. Westerly Train Ride in February 03 20240219 P1000048_displayWesterly Train Ride in February 03 20240219 P1000048_displayA late afternoon train departs from Westerly Station (Westerly, Rhode Island) on a late afternoon in mid-February.

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