Saturday, November 26, 2005

Caboose Thoughts

Caboose Thoughts
Originally uploaded by mquest foto.
There will be ac-ci-dents.
I know ac-ci-dents are coming.
Smash-ups, signals wrong, washouts, trestles rotten,
Red and yellow ac-ci-dents.
But somehow and somewhere the end of the run
The train gets put together again
And the caboose and the green tail lights
Fade down the right of way like a new white hope.
. . .
Caboose Thoughts
Sandburg, Carl (1878-1967)

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