Passing Loop

If someone tells me one more secret
I will sink. They are all bad.
The one he kissed. The one he lost. The accusations.
The train flies through the unlit stations.
Were we meant to travel or
Become a tree, heavy with fruit,
Not shrivelled truth, to whisper night
Companionably, with moon-breathed leaf
Beside the platform, drip with light?

Alison Brackenbury

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