Train

Just where the grass
meets the woods
an old rabbit hutch
has fallen over.

Nothing inside it now
but the whistle
of the southbound train.

Teddy Macker teaches a variety of creative writing workshops and literature classes at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His own writings—poems, short stories, essays, and translations—appear widely: the Antioch Review, New Letters, Orion, the Southern Humanities Review, The Massachusetts ReviewThe Sun, various anthologies, and elsewhere. Among his honors is the Reginald S. Tickner Creative Writing Fellowship of the Gilman School in Baltimore. His first book of poetry—This World (foreword by Brother David Steindl-Rast)—was published in March of 2015 through White Cloud Press. An orchardist, he lives with his wife and two daughters on a small farm in Carpinteria, California.