I took this image near a train line in southwest USA,
around midday, as I recall, but the mood reminds me
of late winter in China, and the poem 'North',
which starts, 'milky air / silent plains /
it could be snow / this might be another country....
and the train hums like a man I want to love'.
Yesterday, I boarded a northbound train in New Zealand, disembarking ninety minutes later, in darkness.
I watched the headlights of the train search north.
Farther, farther.Photo: A backyard in New Mexico
Text: Click here to read the whole poem 'North'
but I have since changed the ending to 'and snow has landed'