The Rails End

The Rails End

A Poem by William Michael Reeves
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And Cherrie Palmer. An encounter between poets

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Pardon my mind ma'am
I couldn't help but notice
Your shadow has grown

'Tis true I confess
The dark drew me ever near
Your light a beacon

My light's a journey
Dark rails of a tale to share
Hear my confession

Let us climb aboard
By cover of night converse
Share with me your tale

A tale to enchant
Listen close as we embark
Bring your shadow near

This day was too long
My soul thirsty for some joy
Your words I await

Rest your head right here
On my words your mind will lite
Your dream, is my tale

My essence lingers
Shadowing your every word
Until the rails end

2021

© 2021 William Michael Reeves


Author's Note

William Michael Reeves
I noticed Cherrie Palmer liked to rewrite my Senryu. I asked her if she would like to do a series of them as a poem. I had a lot of ideas but thought I would just throw the beginning of a conversation at her and see what happened. Poetic improv.
I began and Cherrie finished it.

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Ah, two heads are better than, --- well, --- you know. And it's true. This was a fun read, and I'll bet it was a fun write. Two thumbs up from me!

Posted 2 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

William Michael Reeves

2 Days Ago

Thank you, thank you! Lots of fun in the anticipation of the response and then final satisfaction wh.. read more
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Ada
Nice write on the desire for companionship placed in the context of poetry...you take a theme and make it nostalgic. Nice work!

Posted 3 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

William Michael Reeves

2 Days Ago

Thanks . Cherrie and I just let it go where it wanted to go and it just fell together rather quickly.. read more
Interesting tale of light and shadows and confession…I liked the fact the you both did this in such a true light. Very though provoking…
Best
B.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

William Michael Reeves

3 Weeks Ago

Thanks. It was amazing how easily it flowed. Must have been the good light we write with.
Betty Hermelee

3 Weeks Ago

You’re very welcome an Happy New Year!😊
I think you both did this so well....
I really like the "Hear my confession" line....
j.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

William Michael Reeves

4 Weeks Ago

Thanks. It was a bit of a challenge to try to rewrite and at the same time maintain momentum in the .. read more
I thought the volley of ideas turned out well. Thank you for including me :)

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

William Michael Reeves

4 Weeks Ago

It was fun. Thank you too.

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William Michael Reeves
William Michael Reeves

Seattle, WA



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I live in Seattle. I have been a nurses aide most of my life and my experiences as a caregiver for people with disabilities has inspired much of my poetry. I love the puzzle of poetry. Expression with.. more..

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