In darkness we find a train:
engine active, body inert.
We walk the adjacent rail’s
delineated steel, waiting for a sign.
A spotlight from the city’s purple heart
shoots starward into clear, and the train
barks at something we cannot hear. 
We scamper through the brush, 
our clothes and hair full of sticks– 
strays rising into the cold shadow,
of a home, on the hunt
for what will make us whole.