Where are you going,

alone and unknown

on the cold train platform,

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.