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Solitary Afternoon

By: J Christopher Bartley

Page 1, A quiet walk along the tracks

Molded plastic

baby doll smile

discarded head

in a ditch.

by railroad tracks,

flowers grow between

the gravel.

Empty soda bottles

labels,

faded by the sun.

Dog on a chain

barks in someone's yard

as I walk

wooden ties

in old sneakers.

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