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The Train by Barbara Lee

Arts Richmond

Online - 06 April 2021

The Train by Barbara Lee

The Train

Today I went by train
Just to be normal again

I felt the crowds beneath my feet
Me, standing in a train waiting for a seat

I saw them on a platform juggling to get past
On phones trying to get home fast

I saw them, all these crowds
Teenagers -  why are they so loud

Sunday night going into town
But now I don't hear a sound 

The train station is quiet and cold
It's like this every day I'm told

Everyone working from home
The train station and trains so alone 

I love to people watch from a quiet seat
You never know who you might meet

The crowds,
At a train station.

by Barbara Lee

The Tain

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