Leaving again They have made an eclectic line rainbow of confusing pastels near the strangely scented platforms. Randomly dressed in a lasting rush hair blowing in a mechanical breeze they wait for their transport to familiar lands. Alien inhabitants of centennial homes for what may have been an eternity they depart at the dawn of but a few days. Their goodbyes linger into midday illegitimate chagrins will soon dissipate overcast by the cries of joy for a new journey. Some day they will try to recall those heartaches the many trips taken on lonely roads farewell to be sealed in a vault of oblivion. For now, the passerby is a but a witness to echoes of his own travels his tears real, as at last he understands their meaning.
Fabrice Poussin teaches French and English at Shorter University. Author of novels and poetry, his work has appeared in Kestrel, Symposium, The Chimes, and many other magazines. His photography has been published in The Front Porch Review, The San Pedro River Review as well as other publications.