> NIGHT TRAIN LIGHT | corey mesler

It's the middle of the night.
The light on the shades
is moonlight, dulled.
The train you hear in the distance
is derailing. Its
power huffs like an asthmatic.
You turn on the light.
Your book is about the time the
angels carried away the
last just man.
The train that derailed is the train
of thought. The light
on the shades is the light in your
head that goes on
and off when something troubles
you. The angels stand in it
casting shadows
that at first seem too familiar.

> BIOGRAPHY | about the author

Corey Mesler has published work in Turnrow, Paumanok Review, Yankee Pot Roast, Monday Night, Elimae, H_NGM_N, The American Drivel Review, and numerous others. He has been nominated many times for the Pushcart Prize. He has the following poetry chapbooks available: Piecework and For Toby, Everything for Toby (Wing and a Wheel Press), Chin-Chin in Eden (Still Waters Press), and Dark on Purpose (Little Poem Press).