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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & Owner
Ray Rasmussen, General Editor

Volume 13, Number 2, June 2019

Keith Polette
El Paso, Texas, USA

In Transit

My uncle, Joe Bone, was born on a train half way between Chicago and St. Louis. I only met him once, but he told me that because he was born in motion, every room he entered always felt like it was in transit; even standing still gave him the sensation that his legs were made of river water, the currents pulling him downstream towards a destiny that would most likely be a waterfall. Maybe that is why, one night after he had been married for six months, he went out for cigarettes and did not return for thirty years.

night train
flat cars hauling



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