Last Train from Platform One


There is no barrier, just belief

You cannot buy a ticket

The man who smiles back at you

From the window wears a mirror


But her smile is better than yours


To travel on this train

You have to believe you can

You have to believe in trains

You have to believe…


That the train is greater than your shoes


But not in fantasy

And not in make-believe

And not in anything

Which others tell you


For the short slope is for your bare feet alone


It’s midwinter and the train is coming

The train is always coming

The train is arriving now

The train…is


Waiting on platform One


©Copyright Stephen Tanham, 2015


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