My poem "Leaving Amsterdam Centraal" appeared in print literary journal THE CHIRON REVIEW #123, Fall 2021. Buy the whole issue here.
Leaving Amsterdam Centraal
Mesdames messieurs your tickets please the train
has left the station we can't go back
altho we're facing backwards in the rain
to where we've been + what we've done on track
ou c'est à dire en train to make the same
mistakes without a chance to fix the ones
we made like running away but I came
a possibility not run
tho but of what or why—
canals + ferries / cobble street bike tracks
I think I'm going to get sick like this
but how can I not look? + how not try?
can you really change yr life w/a click?
we've stopped: the door opens with a hiss