On the Wrong Track

train on tracks

It all happens fast

The face of fear on those tracks

The choo choo outta sight in

The red pulse of flashing light

Eyes water a scarlett sky

In the horizon of pavement


Stop? Go? suspended in surreal

Reverse goes neutral, neutral goes no where

Half in, half out and the white gate lowers

Flashing red amps up the heart’s beat

Breath stops in urgent hope

This isn’t the track wanted


The tap tap of the white gate on the roof

Slam the car in drive

Slam the car in drive

Race for you life

Start breathing again


Filed under michigan, YPSILANTI MICHIGAN

4 responses to “On the Wrong Track

  1. sticamac1

    I could feel your harrowing experience in my bones.


  2. Erika Moss

    Could you please contact me regarding this photo. Thank you!


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