Travel by rail has always been my favorite.
Look Ma, no driver, at least none that can be seen.
In this way, the double rail makes sense to me,
guided as I am
by faith on one hand
and intuition on the other,
like a pair of Gypsy rings.
Over time, and with the blessing of both dove and crow,
I have taken to wearing sweaters as loose and full as folded wings.
My homing instinct is strong, seeking the pulse at your throat
and the curve at the small of your back;
mistaking your dark hair
for the cricket black
of the best September nights.
I love you. You know that. I always will,
despite the uncertainty of schedules and
the paradox of rails each depending on the other
to be there, despite knowing
that they will never meet--
like separated lovers, or
the perfect synchronicity of wingbeats.