The telephone lines are
in the web of this night
waterfall of uncoming lights
& a lone street lamp
which illuminates the path to the past,
to fields filled with early winter
against the sky
toward cities I have never seen
In the glass cage of this train
I see the houses
Connected by the
they are pinpoints of light
in the sea of this winter night.
Susan C. Waters is a professor of English at New Mexico Junior College and an alumna of George Mason University. Besides Phoebe, her work has appeared in Evening Street Review and Ibbetson Street.