Overnight Trip

a poem by

Marella

Clacketyclack clack…
Old woman jolted awake
Others all asleep

Others all asleep
Four passengers talk softly
Two try to listen

Two try to listen
Steam engine blows a whistle
Sound of wheels on rails

Sound of wheels on rails
Trains pass by all day all night
Small wayside station

Small way side station
Four old men sit on a bench
One way other way

One way other way
Its all the same for the train
Clacketclack clack