I travelled backwards sitting in a rear-facing seat on train Number 50.
The monotonous black and white landscape rushed by at high speed.
I did not see it coming; I did not see it in its present; I only saw it as it passed …

Poem, in its entirety, is available in the printed version of the current issue.


Greta du Bois Cleynhens was born in Belgium and has lived most of her life in Africa. She was raised in the Congo and, after studying modern languages in Belgium, settled in South Africa, where she pursued a career in the airline industry and was also a freelance translator and interpreter. Now a Canadian citizen, she lives in Kingston, Ontario, where she is currently writing an autobiography about her youth in the Congo.

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