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  Steam and Smoke
by Odin Roark
Thursday, October 04, 2012
Rated "PG13" by the Author.

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As one reads of rail travelís levitational future, we leave behind a different magic.


Steam and Smoke

 

Clickity Clack

 

silver streaks from east

phantoms from west 

afar they came with

anxious voices pushed loud

 

once eyes bright

cheeks pressed on glass

seeing the platform ahead

smiles amassed

once waving hands

they welcomed home

the one and all

for all and one

 

Clickity Clack

 

rails once polished for speed

seek the touch of wheels

where deft swirling wrists

did Windows clean

for mirrored moon swept romantics by night

and reflected sun driven ambitions by day

now only uniformed hole punchers

slumped shoulders of yesterday

rocking before a wall

 

reflect

reflect

 

peering back

as windows darken

embraced by tunnels

once bright in their darkness

progress announces

there’s light ahead

with bullets of tomorrow

 

as light opens beyond

leave behind

these trestle rails or yore

the pinpoint once a universe

now embraces but voided space

a barren station here

a people past there

 

for today wedges levitate

these bobsleds on stilts

with speeds of flight

expectations in tow

suits embraced by silent tech

ipads

 earbuds

 coffee in hand

the tunnels of dark forgotten

leaving unseen blurs behind

 

no Clickity Clack

 

bodies silently exit in mass

inviting minds as one

converging the progress melt

already thirsty for the return

Chivas Regal at six

 

the circle of no exit

no clatter

no rumble

no screech

 

one’s lamented future

another’s serpentine feast

 

reflections lost

 

Steam and smoke covered dreams of once




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