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Invisible Tracks
by Larry Rochelle

Thursday, May 19, 2005
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Invisible Tracks

visible to the trained eye
that eyeballed maps
found the carved loops
and whorls, sat in
the way-stations
where
passengers had waited
for interurban lines
snaking through
neighborhoods, leaving
ancient markings like tribes
lost to smallpox.

citys ebb forced locations
to change,
and white flight preferred
automobiles to trains,
fighting each other
for prime lawns stalked
by deer.

the rootless forgot little markets,
and quaint became the
word to describe the loss.

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Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 5/20/2005
Well penned!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/19/2005
Soon it will all be unrecognizable as what we knew, Larry!
Well said!
Reviewed by Henry Stevens 5/19/2005
Yes, that is what has happened. Well described. Good poem. Henry
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