Poetry and Prose by Wess Mongo Jolley

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Letting Go

on the train into sunset
my history is so brittle
ephemeral and fleeting

abandoned power lines
stand forgotten marching
forlornly along the tracks

old splintered poles tired from
half a century have dropped their
wire burdens into the underbrush

my eyes don’t focus like they used
to so I lean back like these poles
trying to see the details

afraid to touch the cable around
my ankles although I know
the charge is long gone