October's Child

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 Somewhere ~  Before Today

Amid the rain and distant lights, I watched it
Wheels rumbling with a sound that split
My thoughts into many
Cigarette smoke painting blue coils that swam
Before my sight only to appear as a pentagram
Beside the steel tracks
Miles of secrets trundled along with each turn
Tracks laced with rust lay ready to burn
Another town behind
The storm thrashed outside as I sat still
The rain drops pelting the car at will
As if flung from an angry sea
The train had long ago left the town untouched
A haunting song hammering out too much
Sadness, in such a short time
Flickering lights bursting into night as matches
Implanting nightmare visions as one catches
Their shadows after dark
I sat there wondering when the next train would come
My foot rested on the pedal between the future and some
Distant sound of a country singer
Taking me back to Somewhere~before today
April 03, 2010

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