Rachel A Goss

Their Night Music

Sleepy children safe inside
Red rocking chair creaking
Daddy singing a railroad lullaby
Bang clang clunk trains at the yard
Horns blowing trains moving
Echoes bouncing off the hills
Granddaddy working the line
Uncle Carl driving the train
Baring Cross-Junction-Rock Island Bridges
Bam bash thump clump
Sounds travel across humid air
Sleeping children safe inside