Until...

I rode a southside train 

Til I ran out of change 

Left me stranded in a garden 

On some forgotten grange 

I walked about a mile 

Til I seen a friendly face 

He laughed and scolded 

You better get out of this place 

He took me by the hand 

Til I could see nothing but dust 

Clouds were passing through 

Shrouded in rust 

I asked how far to the train 

Til I could make my way home 

He looked away and muttered 

Only as long as you roam 

We flew by daisies in fields 

Til the sun sank in our skies 

And the stars danced along 

And never asked us why 

The mornings were fire 

Til the night cooled the quake 

And the heavens whispered sleep 

Yet we were always awake 

One morning I walked away 

Til I found the southside train 

I wonder if he looked for me 

It still brings me pain

 

copyright 2019 Sutton Aquarius

2 comments

  • Gene Blair

    Gene Blair Lafollette, TN

    Good stuff, Beth! Your insight is beautiful!

    Good stuff, Beth! Your insight is beautiful!

  • The Knoxville Girl

    The Knoxville Girl

    Thank you so much for reading and for your comment! I appreciate it!

    Thank you so much for reading and for your comment! I appreciate it!

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