What up-lifts me is being in the sunlight
Looking back and seeing the dark inside the tunnel.
Still in sight, but getting smaller as I move forward.
I’ve been on this ride for four long hours
The long, slow train traveling along those clanky tracks
And I was in the little red caboose.
I rode along in the rocky cab
The wheels rolling along the steel felt loose
It shook me.
I rode along when the tunnel came
And plunged the compartment Into darkness.
The sun hurt when I came back out Into the warmth.
Slowly I adjusted to the light.
I had a ticket to get away from my problems
But it was a two-way pass.
I didn’t only disown myself
But I was trying to have others dis me.
The train took me from the people who cared
for a little while
As they waited
A bright, white clouded day
Watching the birds fly as I
Look back and up at the sky.