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a boy and a conductor

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a boy and a conductor

This boy who followed ties to stalk the train
And trailed shadows to the turnaround
Who hunts so he will never have to hunt again
Staring down at tracks borne to the ground
That lead to other dreams or so they said
Where cars will rest before they carry on
Where the conductor stumbles into bed
Too tired now to whistle hopeful songs
“Will you be boarding now or later sir? ”
Asks a man with words that do not care
“Or maybe you’re content with where you were”
Then hearing no reply he took the stairs
Here in this unrelenting daydream lies
“All aboard to hell”, the brakeman cries

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