'Commuter Train'

Daily scheduled the suburban commuter
Cyberspace at job locked computer
Conducting not in buttons brass
Unnamed train without a class

No baggage car, but silent carried
Calm exterior, in mind harried
Papers read in glass pane stare
Stoic paid the commuter fare

Linens not to dine in fable romance
No dome car under stars to dance
Like clockwork expected dull routine
Passing vistas in an unmoving scene

Pine scents forgotten mountain lore
Ocean dreams lapping at shore
Whales beached in towers built
Straight up, windows covered silt

No music heard, even begun to play
Obscure resigned to just another day
Commuting desperate in unseen quiet
Soul strains at tethers in rebellion riot!

Slowing at the end to again begin
Industrial battle from never win
Stopped, though train motion still
Danced eyes, connected, free will

Clocks were stopped, under blue skies
Little things, eyes mesmerized
All encompassing, all forgotten
Pleasure felt for this train got on

Right of left or left of right
Stopped thought train delight
Angel perhaps or fool dream
Unmistakably pleasing theme

Granite towers straight up cold
Mired in bowels laboured gold
Laughing Her eyes scold tease
Forgotten on childhood trapeze

She wanted nothing, yet took all
Small and dainty, yet ten feet tall
Never higher than on park swing
Laughing Her contentedness bring

Danced Her eyes schedules unkept
Soared in mingled spirits swept
Railed not danced in tune spring
Relaxed free sensuous soul sing

Daily scheduled, uncertain sure
Child like Her expression pure
Warmed by fire, spirits unique
Savouring each pleasure seek

Rainbows seen in firelight dance
Moonbeams, starstruck entrance
Soft allure calmed free abandon
Commuter train not ridden on.

'Commuter Train'


Forest, Canada

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