A woman boards the overnight train,
hawthorne and bouillon cubes.
A bulb in the station leaks its weak light.
Jenny M. Xie grew up in New Jersey and earned her BA from Princeton University. She is the recipient of the 2011 Amy Award, and her poem “A Separate Set of Signs” won First Place in Narrative’s Fourth Annual Poetry Contest. Xie was a Stein Fellow at New York University, where she is at work on an MFA. She lives in New York City.