Endless train on the rails.
The heartbeat singing cla-shunk cla-shunk,
across the shifting prairie,
down the pass and into the outstretched West
north of Laramie.
My mind goes out of focus,
the daydream meets the world.
The beat of the collar against my neck
in the merciless wind,
the forever prairie, the infinite cla-shunk,
the towering sky,
I bet there are places where the endless ends
and things even god doesn’t know
when he stands and looks from the side of the road
at the same cold vastness.
I feel helpless, and so small.
I wonder if he ever feels the same.