16 February 2008



              The Trains

              You sit and wait and watch.
              As the train approaches, you get up
              and you walk, to the yellow line,
              beyond the yellow line,
              and you
              ........ fling yourself straight
              down on the tracks.

              But you don’t.
              ......... You only think about it.
              You sit and wait and watch.
              The doors open. People, real people
              walk, to the train,
              ........... to the yellow line,
              ............................ beyond the yellow line,
              into the train. Then the doors close
              behind them,
              and they’re gone,
              ........ back to their own lives,
              slow at first, then faster, faster
              until the train grows thin
              in the distance,
              .......... becomes nothing.
posted by Gilbert at Saturday, February 16, 2008 18 comments