Sunday, 19 July 2009

MULTIPLY Pictures and Words Week 8: Perpetuum Mobile

Photo courtesy of Mark Richards

the train to nowhere passing bye
looking through the window
seeing passengers looking through the window
seeing them and they seeing me
but not seeing each other
wheels turning infinitely
passing meadows,
travelling through villages
churning air in tunnels
seeking a place to rest
a signal showing red
the train pausing
standing on the rails
puffing and breathing and waiting
and the signal changing
and the train travelling further
slowly gathering speed
faster and faster
clouds and trees spinning past
and then
a station looming ahead
the train expiring its breath
and gradually, gradually
coming to a halt
passengers leaving and arriving
passengers sitting
on the train continuing
its journey to nowhere

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