• Vol. 09
  • Chapter 10
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Open Return

Doors opened like portals
the pull of motion tugs chest
heavy shoulders left behind.
Small backpack rests against legs,
all belongings for the weeks ahead.

Phone signal dissipates into the tunnel
darkness enables closed eyes
you are moving
but everything has stopped.

Suddenly sun bursts
colourful dots blind,
a blur of city grey slowly turns green.

As the carriage rocks it takes a while
to drop the to do’s for the today
but you have been here before.
You know the strength it takes,
try to get lost in the landscape.

Hours pass by
the train pulls into a platform
with nothing
but a sign and a gravel path.
You are the only passenger
that steps off
crunching footsteps
silence all thoughts.