The musicians of
The Dried Blueberries
Are waving to empty mountains
From the last passenger car,
The 9.06 out of Austin.

TDB as they are respectfully
Known, sometimes feature
Soloist Eva Anna,
Whose full real name is
Anna Sophia Eva Gutierrez.

How fast does a train carrying
Horses, cattle,
And 7 mostly empty passenger cars
And 2 oil tankers going
Home to its secondary yard in Atlanta

This train is called an “odd-lots” train –
It picks up railroad cars
that otherwise
Got lost.
255 miles, just getting started.


Some people pick their nose
At a cellular level.

Nothing will satisfy the craving
More than picking a scab, or
Picking their nose
Until it bleeds

Or creating a new wound.
This is – only sometimes – done
As a deterrent to cutting
Oneself open with a
Jazzy razor blade.


Marc Isaac Potter (they/them) … is a differently-abled writer living in the SF Bay Area. Marc’s interests include blogging by email and Zen. They have been published in Fiery Scribe Review, Feral A Journal of Poetry and Art, Poetic Sun Poetry, and Provenance Journal. Twitter is @marcisaacpotter.