Lonesome Whistle

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Ameneurosis: the half-forlorn, half-escapist ache of a train whistle calling in the distance at night. From The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

We stood in the sandy

road, Annis and I.

She talked about

her childhood, lonely

woods where her

father was cook at

a lumber camp,

the lonesome sound

of the train whistle.

Lying in my berth

I see the lights in the dark station and

wish I’d talked to

her again.