Meg Rains
“The Way to Represent Night”
from Caketrain Issue 05

These are places where people piece
together their lives, inside this box

& that, a county line, a city limit. Rain blurs
past my window while wind flaps American

flags in all sorts of American towns. Hard
to tell silo smoke from clouds. It’s the middle

of some day, some week, in some winter.
Fourteen hours from me to you. Home

toward home. Worlds dissolve
into a streetlight’s green glow

& shadow. Train rolls.
Train rolls on.

Caketrain is a literary journal and press based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our interest is in bringing you, reader, the very best in contemporary creative writing, full stop. Our goals are for each issue of our journal to submerge you in a birthing tank for gelatinous language monsters, young masses of tentacular foci undulating as directed (in all, at once) by our eclectic stable of contributors; for each new book we publish to seduce and ensnare you, sometimes intangibly, always undeniably; and for you, reader, to be able to draw at least one passage from our banks that prods your mind with such precision and power that it feels as if it was written for your eyes alone. To wit and to whet, here is a snippet, a slight nip of our delicious lit mix:

Copyright 2003-2006 Caketrain Journal and Press. Rights to literature revert to their respective authors.
ISSN 1547-6839.

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