Traitor

Where are you going,
brother,

alone and unknown

on the cold train platform,
late

on this darkening night?

Even your own ears will not hear
the swish
of a mugger’s cape,

the chug

of the screeching train,
as you become immortal.

 

Mignon Ariel King was born in Boston City Hospital, a third-generation New Englander. She holds a Master of Arts in English degree from Simmons College and is the publisher of Hidden Charm Press and Tell-Tale Chapbooks. Volumes one and two of King’s autobiographical poetry trilogy are available via ALL-CAPS Publishing. She is currently writing a “found book” poetic tribute to Moby-Dick.

 

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