Train ride

We stand there in front of the dark window of the first wagon of the train. Ahead of us and preceded by the noise of wheels scratching over metal the darkness splinters into blue shadows leaving us with a swift sight of the train tracks.

Our reflections are there, looking back at us from the black window. She looks at herself, combing with her blue eyes the contour of her dark hair searching for a hidden meaning behind this composition of light and shadows. Her gaze is fixed on her own figure, the curve of her body bends gently finding refuge on my chest. A pensive frown rests on her brow. The lines of her face have been reduced to simple strokes of color, softened by the brush of light that has painted her reflection.

I wonder what does she think. I look at that skin that is again soft and spotless and catch the sparkles of a defiant gaze, lost in the admiration of the smooth contours of her own reflection. And as I pull her closer to my chest I see her eyes crawling through the mirror and landing on my own.

Kiss, step, step, kiss. A voice pours down over us from the wagon’s loudspeakers. The train jolts back and forth before finally stopping at the station and a stream of light washes our two figures away.

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