From the Platform on First Street

a dispassionate rain sprinkles colors
onto glassy morning tracks
faded creatures in shapes of blue and sleeplessness—going

gone the warning whistles of the watchful conductor           gone
the smoke that caught the wind
and stained the air

~ by ​Samantha Lê

First published in the anthology Invention: Poems that Celebrate Who We Are and What We Do in Silicon Valley, a “Poetry on the Move” Contest, Spring 2012

Copyright © 2011 by ​Samantha Lê
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