Recent Work By Nick Black

A girl: a train.

A girl, walking along the train tracks: a train, hammering along the train tracks.

A girl, lost in her thoughts, walking along the train tracks: a train, mindlessly fast, hammering along the train tracks.

A girl, lost in her thoughts, train tracks on a mountain pass: a train, fast, train tracks on a mountain pass.

A girl, lost in her thoughts, train tracks, a mountain pass, sun: a train, fast, tracks, pass, sun.

A girl, thoughts, tracks, pass, sun, trees: a train, fast, tracks, pass, sun, trees.

She doesn’t hear the whistles and bells.

The train crumples like a paper accordion.