Rail Yard, Burlington, VermontRail Yard, Burlington, Vermont

Tucked between Lake Champlain and Burlington’s South End, I trespass the Vermont Railway yard to stand small in the presence of hulking metal machines at rest. Sunlight sets behind the Adirondacks to the west, throwing my shadow into the dark recesses of the train works. The Green Mountain engine waits. The shadows slide up the rusted patina. Oily steel winks briefly, and I move on.

September 26, 2023