Siren Song of the Steel Rails
It builds like thunder gaining gradual force as
Fallow furrows heave and groan so low,
Keening banshees join in raucous chorus
With furious pounding heart about to blow.
The music peaks in desperate aching climax
With booming cries like titans of the deep,
And fades away a Doppler decrescendo
As phantom voices sigh beneath our sleep.
Christiana Weisel is a former army oboist who has traveled the world, but now lives in Texas with her family and a small flock of chickens. Her poetry been published in The Fib Review and The Esthetic Apostle.