Twas an ordinary flying fellow
Heading home down the lane;
Thought he’d go visit
With his dear old lady again.
The lighted clock was now lit
While a train wailed from afar—
A local passing thru Ashland Town:
A manifest: car after car after another car.
Squirrels darted in and out the bushes
While that station camera squeezled back around.
Street lights spit alive then…at last…caught on.
In the chatroom, loving care shared all over by the pound.
Another new Summer night, half-moon graced a languid sky—
But crossing lights started to go on for poor old Myrtle Street:
Ditch lights slow grew to peek out from the lush trees
But station bells sounded behind! Could we all hope for a meet?
Our ordinary fellow was sure home with his gal,
A far flung flying day had found the setted Sun
And her tisker-taskets of screens and councils were finally over—
Vashlanders hooted or saluted, another day universally well-done.
Posted on June 20, 2018, in Poem and tagged Ashland Station Clock, Ashland VA, Center Of The Universe (Ashland motto), half moon, husband-pilot, manifest trains, Myrtle Street crossing, squirrels, street lights, street lights catching, Summer, Summer evening, train ditch lights, trains, trains meet, trees on Railroad Street, Vashlander (Youtube Virtual Railfan Ashland VA LIVE fanatic), Virtual Railfan (YouTube channel), wife-councilwoman, YouTube chatroom, YouTube Moderator. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.