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2:45 on the Train MAG

August 4, 2011
By AudreyM PLATINUM, Delaware, Ohio
AudreyM PLATINUM, Delaware, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"I exist as I am, that is enough." -Whitman

Because once there
were the subway cars,
the plastic seats
whittled like wooden ships
in orange and drenched
in waves of fluorescence.

Here in the time between
waking and dreaming,
remembering and seeing
through the nostalgic
haze of dust in my
The same plastic as the seats
covered in fingerprints,
shining like fallen stars.

Because once in this time
with the rumble-rumble
and squeaking of the subway
train in the city
when your head
lolled to the side in sleep
at 2:45 in the morning.

The angle of your neck
I will never forget.
Against the backdrop
of orange plastic subway
seats, sweaty and sticky
in the time right before morning.

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NOVA232 SILVER said...
on May. 3 2013 at 12:39 pm
NOVA232 SILVER, St. Louis, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
nothing is ever as it seems

Dude, your poem is amazing and beautiful. I've never read anything like it.

A_____ said...
on Jul. 21 2012 at 3:35 pm
A_____, Columbus, Ohio
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This is so great.  I love the imagery and idea of the train as a place where the memories occured.