Chelsey Weber-Smith also writes country music and rambles around the United States building campfires and hoping for the best. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia’s MFA program in poetry and has written and self-published two chapbooks, a travel memoir, and recorded two full-length albums. She was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her work has been published in BOAAT, Transom, Cactus Heart, Wu-Wei Fashion Mag, the James Franco Review, and elsewhere.
The nights were still cold in the Northeast, and the freight train lurched and shook while we sat in silence against its wall. I climbed the side of the car to look out to the dark hills and then into a forest.