seeing the country from a train
held cooling above the gorge then
diving through cutting shadows
sunlight dancing opening
as the broad slow tidal flow
shimmers past
a falcon soars
scars show repeat over and over
each moment poised yet reflecting
pain and denial and lost hope
each station town bridge hollow
sounding the same silenced pain
traveling to escape
what weighs within
there is no arrival or destination
just passage of places flashing
a moment’s presence before past
the rhythm carries heart and soul
steady railed each passing
until all ends
for this is home
20th April 2021 #Pennings Paul Farley