Francesca Castaño lives and works in Barcelona. She is a Spaniard who writes in English. Her Master's thesis was published by the University of Barcelona, in February 2010. Her poems have appeared in; Ygdrasil: A Journal of the Poetic Arts, Selected Poems by Francesca Castaņo, December 2011. Unshod Quills. The Indian Diary. The Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, December 2011
Bird shells and Sirens
We walk fast through the station's crowd trying to catch a train that's beginning to whistle. We sit by the window and the wheels rush under our feet like a river down a mountain. Wagons sliding down dark tunnels, grinding on the brakes against a curb; emerging safe; gliding past honey meadows and dreamy farms hidden among dingy towns with ugly factories that writhe under the pressure of capital's demands. However, we try to forget, for a moment, and languidly recline in the speeding compartment, blending in with the flying trees outside.