I find myself caught in the mist between maybe and the maybe not,
With this shredded rudder and a jib which fails at its level best.
Is life always so testable? Please let it be multiple choice—
As fat fingers reach for another glass filled to its crest.
Now with passing rains that’ll never leave any trace,
We’re all a part of this same tired joke—
All of us punching the tattered line;
Whispering guffaws our parents wouldn’t have dared spoke.
Randomness lingers without offering any answers;
Hope smugly rises, then fades like a chimera.
There’s a late train passing thru Folkston—
COTU waves warm and deeply into the camera.
Passion calls bravely:
No one ought respond.
Remember the days of Doctor Who
And those wished-for nights with Amy Pond?
The poem yearns for some fulfilling reason;
Something clever, poignant, worthy of being read.
Ha! Good luck with all that—
I’m virtually going back to Ashland VA instead!
Posted on April 7, 2018, in Poem and tagged Amy Pond, Ashland VA, chimera, COTU, Doctor Who, Folkston GA Railwatch, fun, hope, jib, Life, love, multiple choice tests, nonsense, old jokes, old life, oldtimers, passion, railfanning, rain, randomness, reason, rudder, sailing, Virtual Railfan (YouTube channel), VR cameras, word play. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.