While taking the train to Seattle
from New York she reads Middlemarch,
meets Lottie from Altoona,
also going to Seattle. They’re both
in their early thirties, haven’t got
husbands or kids.
At forty Lottie married a bird salesman,
Henry. Wandawoowoo watched her turn
into a birthday card. Marriage
often gets in the way. Wandawoowoo
had sworn off love, felt she did better
The train chugs ahead. Destinations differ.
People lose each other at the depot.
Kenneth Pobo has a new book forthcoming from Blue Light Press called Bend of Quiet. His work has appeared in: Orbis, Mudfish, Hawaii Review, New Welsh Review, and elsewhere.