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There's something about trains that makes people endlessly nostalgic
Like some echo of Gatsby or Kerouac
criss-crossing America
Looking for a past that never really was
I traded one city for another
Left Toronto for Ottawa
And with it left a string of lovers
And friends who promised to call but after a while would find themselves unable
Or unwilling, our friendship becoming something akin to calling estranged relatives
Something you do only to prove – more to yourself than anyone –
That they still occupy some tiny piece of real-estate on the outskirts of your mind
And I knew I'd hate it
Knew that there would be tears
A twenty-year-old reduced to a child of ten years
Wondering why the world keeps going even though I've gone
But I didn't hate it
Not really
Waking up was like starting over
In this place where no one knew me
I like writing alone
Riding the bus alone across the bridge to Montreal
Drinking and thinking alone feeling no need to pace myself or keep up
I like being alone, but I've never been much for being lonely

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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Feb. 4 at 2:40 pm:
Your poetry is stunning!!!! Seriously, the eight pieces i just read are some of the best pieces I've ever seen on this site - I can't beleive you haven't got more comments; you are incredible. I AM IN LOVE WITH YOUR WORK!!!
 
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