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Here to There

I said it over and over again

Its meaning got lost but I went on

It came back and larger

The train goes in and out of darkness

The train goes in and out of the earth

The train crawls the train flies

The doors flap open like gills

The conductor with his hands on the switches

The train marks the boundary of the earth

Then remakes it

Turns around, no, goes backward

All the way home

Walking one day, you come upon yourself

Please be of sound mind for me

Be impersonal be interpersonal

Be a personage or a personality

And don’t insult my intelligence

My dignity is tied to the stake

Elizabeth Clark Wessel