mystery train

artwork by phil burns

Click here to hear the poet read his words:

mystery train

you tell me I can sail
on the Marie Celeste
along the Milky Way
and scrawl my poems
on Orion’s Belt
if I just believe
in you

you tell me I can ride
on the mystery train
through the icy rings of Saturn
or sing my songs
on Martian heights
if I just believe
in you

but I don’t hear you
any more
though you’re still persuading me
I know

I don’t believe
in your soft warm tongue
or your words
from long ago

and most of all
my love my life
I don’t believe
in you

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7 Responses to mystery train

  1. Pingback: mystery train | anelephantcant

  2. jenne49 says:

    Ooh, such imagery, full of wonder.
    Then quiet words…delivering such a punch.
    Great poem.
    And good to hear you reading it too.
    To hear your own take on it.


  3. Lindsey says:

    Ooh! I find your words powerful and very sad. The rhythm seems quite jaunty though. Quite a contrast?


  4. Chris Hall says:

    Great poem and, as always, so well read 🙂


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