Na'amen Gobert Tilahun

the commute

the train shudders and shakes as it moves
loud flesh and blood inside cool and understanding metal
i want their silence
i want their attention
this is the last ride we will take

passengers slowly fed to the engine
meat separated from bones made into track
thrown forward into the endless dark
it is silent, i am the last
the train continues to move deeper

Na'amen Gobert Tilahun writes. The things he writes have appeared in/on, Queers Dig Time Lords, Stone Telling, Full of Crows, The Big Click, faggot dinosaur, Spelling the Hours, Eleven Eleven and others. His debut novel, The Root, was published by Night Shade Books this past June.