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Aunt Margaret's Flat
by Kathryn M Collins
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sometimes you can't go back

Aunt Margaretís Flat


The floor atilt like a carnie funhouse,

rolled and shook as the six forty-five

out of Grand Central thundered by

on the creaky Third Ave. El(evated).


So close you could touch it with a broom

but for the sparks and the speed and terrible

clank, steel on steel it screeched;

set the yellowed window shades to flying.


Gone now the decrepit stepping stones to progress,

gone to bullet trains to fancy condos;

Margaret gone to old age then to we all know what;

the child gone to yesterdayís inflated dreams.


To what will we be gone? 


Kathryn M. Collins

May 5, 2007


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Reviewed by D Johnson
Wasn't it Thomas Wolf who said "You can't go home, again" This is a special piece of poetry unveiling so many thoughts.

Reviewed by H Cruz
This sounds like my mom's place. Was it in Chicago next to the El's curve causing a horrid screech by the trains wheels. Man I hated that sound.
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero
Golly, Kathryn. The more I read it the more layers I discover. It depicts the way I've been feeling about somethings, lately; family ties, friendships, old places. It's like no one knows no one any more. Loved it! Gosh! You're talented.

Reviewed by Rusty Daily
Much more insight than meets the eye. Simple, well versed poem with profound meaning.
Reviewed by Felix Perry
This is soooo special. I can actually feel the tremble of the train and hear it's voice as it rumbles by. Great capture of a time capsule moment for sure.

Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
Leaves me ondering..The Grand Central trains seemed second rate to me, as we chugged to poughkeepsie...
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