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VCU Menorah Review Winter/Spring 2014
Number 80
For the Enrichment of Jewish Thought

night trains

A poem by r.e. sherwin

richmond Statesboro
little rock d.c. nightclubs
southern all my wars
waited eighty years
to say what i thought and felt
and all of it gone
not even the groan of night
trains echo thru my dreaming
not even sixty
years ago saxophones blasts
desiring desires
thru fogs of drunk and smoke and
futures unbelievable
music for tin ears
dancing rattling to and thru
moons never quite full
suddenly suddenly old
suddenly suddenly dark
black battalions
all my wars unfinished the
night trains rolling still

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