Poem Yet to be Written by David Chorlton

by Shawnte Orion

You step from the train greeted
only by the moon. Uncertain for a moment
whether you have arrived in Phoenix
or Vienna. You only know that the Kafka
paperback that accompanied you
for the past three hours has been forgotten
left beneath your seat on the train
already leaving the station.You imagine who might discover it
and wonder if they will begin
reading where you left off.
You hope they appreciate
its well-worn pages. You hope
they agree with the significance
of the passages you carefully
underlined in red ink and you wonder
if they will take the book with them
once they reach their destination
or if they will also leave it
behind. Discarded for the next stranger
on his way to somewhere else.

~~~~~

Author Bio
Shawnte Orion attended Paradise Valley Community College for one day … More > Listen to Shawnte Orion read Poem Yet to be Written by David Chorlton
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4 thoughts on “Poem Yet to be Written by David Chorlton

  1. Don says:

    Shawnte:

    Thanks for the heads up. I think the 2nd verse works particularly well. The first is fine, too, but if the 2nd stood alone it could almost be titled: “Poem After a Book Left on a Train by David Chorlton.

    I do like the current title, also.

    Don

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  2. Don says:

    Shawnte:

    Thanks for the heads up. I think the 2nd verse works particularly well. The first is fine, too, but if the 2nd stood alone it could almost be titled: “Poem After a Book Left on a Train by David Chorlton.

    I do like the current title, also.

    Don

    Like

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