Poem by Mignon Ariel King

 

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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