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WINTER 2021-22

 

George W Colkitto

THIS TRAIN DON’T CARRY NO PASSENGERS

a thin wind drives me to shelter

sun-warmed the summerhouse welcomes

me to switch off house-bound cares

to let bird song and daydreams rise

out and up to a pale blue sky

where white breath clouds go east

to Istanbul and Samarkand

I drift half sleep, half wanting

to follow on their flight

but I am contented

without purpose

or need

 

George W Colkitto writes for the pleasure of words. His work has appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines. His latest poetry publications are Waitin tae Meet wi the Deil from Diehard Press, and Brantwood: That Place of Little Green Poems from Cinnamon Press.