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Riding the A (Excerpt)

May Swenson

Wheels
and rails
in their prime
collide,
make love in a glide
of slickness
and friction.
It is an elation
I wish to pro-
long.
The station
is reached
too soon.

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"Riding the A" (excerpt) by May Swenson. Copyright © 1959. Reprinted with the permission of The Literary Estate of May Swenson.

 

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