Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Small talk in the caboose; wrong side of the tracks
They ask that question every time. 
How’s the family? 

They don’t know what happened
but it’s easier now
to say 
They all died in a bad train wreck. 

And when they ask
Gee whiz! All of them? 
I say
Yeah, all of them. 

Even though really they’re all on vacation
in a family reunion I didn’t get the engraved 
or even the unengraved invitation to, with
selfies, groupies, and the laughing Wall of noise, 
I like summing it up like this 

All dead in a train crash. 

I got off on the wrong track in life.
But I'm an Engineer, and I know where
the coupling is. 

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