25,000 lbs

The boys throw a baseball on the tracks
the bite of impact intensified by frozen flesh
it’s their way of courting death –
playing chicken with 25,000 pounds of steel.
Toes curling around each tie,
playing catch on a balance beam.
a quarter mile away
steam and engine whistles shatter the sky.

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