Joseph Rios – Golden State Highway 

Joseph Rios

Golden State Highway

The train catches up to me 
at Clovis Ave and we ride together
There’s one cloud in the sky
and it’s full of lightning. I can’t look away.
The three of us are on our way to Selma
when the first droplets of rain start falling. 
I smell them first and then I put out my hand. 
Neither of my wipers work and rain smears 
the summer’s dust on my windshield. 
It’s been four days since I had a drink
and this is the first time I haven’t felt alone. 

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