Just Plain Foolish

Just a chance for an old-fashioned, simple storyteller to say what needs to be said.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Morning train

Yellow lamplight
fanning circles
rain beats down

Farewells, sad smile
a gesture for the heart
The train pulls away.

Fog wreaths high
dancing with the rain
above city streets

Wet rock reflects light
from the dark cars rolling by
early morning train

Softly shaped shadows
in delicate blue light
go past train windows

Early morning
grey-pink skies shine down
on rain-fat rivers

Bright white tugboat lights
shine through pre-dawn raindrops.
The train sings hello.

Electric lines
glow silver in lamplight
Still the rain falls

Rain and lamplight
conspire to show your currents,
Allegheny

Aluminum piles
sit, waiting in the half light
to be renewed

Broken bricks,
a tumbled heap
beside train tracks

Kudzu,
tumbling wildly
over slate cliffs

Hidden waterfall,
the train sees your secret.
There are more of you.

1 Comments:

Blogger Kate said...

Rain and lamplight
conspire to show your currents,
Allegheny


Love.

5/05/2008 3:37 PM  

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