Steady at Sioux Lookout

[another in the trip west series]

I should write this now:
now, while the train is stopped
here in Sioux Lookout
while the parka’s passengers
take a break on the platform
while the motion minimizes
and my own tremors
are the only inhibitions
to legibility.
A tiny brunette in black slacks
lounges nearby at a
newspaper covered table
her small thermos of coffee
ignores as she
scours the new for news.
Outside bundled passengers
waddle like
desultory penguins
in this northern Antartica

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Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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