Journey This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

May 10, 2010
The sun sets quickly
As a cold wind passes by
In a lifeless train station
You sit, waiting

You board a train going somewhere
You don't know
With no communication
To anyone or anything
Just you and a small, light carry-on.

As you walk down the narrow red aisle
You pass strangers with familiar faces
Children with your brother's eyes
Elderly with your friend's smile
And one empty seat waiting for you in the back right corner

To the left of your seat is a shadowy figure
Completely intangible
Fully hidden beneath a dark black

It has fingers and legs
A living silhouette
Of an undeterminable gender
Quietly breathing

You approach it slowly
Focusing on your objective: to sit in your seat
When you reach your row, it looks up and stares
Waiting for something
Or wanting something, it's hard to make out

And you don't realize it just then, but “It”
Is the only reason why you boarded the train
The only thing that you live for
Starring you right in the face

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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Rey Alonso said...
Jun. 21, 2016 at 1:01 pm
WHat is it!! the suspense!
 
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