THE STATION

WHEN I WAKE
THE STATION
IS STILL THERE
WOOD AND IRON
NEW PAINT
BRIGHT SUN
BLUE SKY
AND FLOWERS
BUT THERE
ON CLOSER INSPECTION
THERE SEEMS
THICK WIRE CAGES
METAL BARS
OVER THE TRACK
AND THE TRAIN

THEN LATER
AFTER SLEEP
COLD WAKES ME
IT SEEMS
IT'S WINTER
THERE'S STUFF
JUST ROTTING
ALL AROUND
AND THERE
ON CLOSER INSPECTION
THERE SEEMS
RUST ON THE CAGES
AND THE BARS
AND ON THE TRACK
THERE'S NO TRAIN