In throbs of dance, swing smudges on the window panes

As our trains pass each other intently

Senses grazing our mutual stares

Incipient excitements wane

In groveling irrelevance

Of chatter

.

Mesmeric murmur of tracks covers uniformly

All that is not thoughtless reception of landscapes

Entrapment of wild spaces in steel

Almost a minute a mile, boldly

Contemplating endless

Rigidity

.

Viscosity of distance, achieved through its medium

Displaced parentheses of understanding glare

At our predetermined routes

Engineered tedium

Never for a moment

Rickety

.

Even though the movement is quicker than I

Ever from sinews and muscles would extract

Life’s pacing impatience slows paradoxically down

As if physics refused to apply

Einstein’s gambit

In a whizz

.

You could, naturally, pretend it does not

Have some Pinot Noir and a Caesar chicken sandwich

Discuss architecture, philosophy, digress, as one does

Even spew out a devious plot

But pretense reminds of its presence

Laboriously

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