oh howdy, ex-A&P
oh howdy, street lamps
oh howdy, outcast airstream trailer
oh howdy, great warehouse with lights still on
oh howdy, sawtooth roof
Trenton Makes, the World Takes
oh howdy, maker
from me, world taker
oh howdy, empty commuter train
eerie in the pre-LED glow of New York
seats in conversation with one another
we stop for a while, we takers, train full.
we brush against each other like eyelashes
like tectonic plates
I catch glimpse of some buildings in the rush
but am still watching the other
train coming from where I was.
that which is stationary will be there tomorrow.