freaking totalled

Hanging out at dVerse Poets Pub with Lillian’s theme: It’s all in the timing…


freight train slows slightly

unmarked crossing ahead

pick-up driver approaches

eyes on cellular de-vice

engineer lays on horn:

whaaaaaa – whaa – whaa!


conductor squirms/gasps

“We’re gonna hit him!”



oh deer! in headlights stare

driver brakes in nick of time

dull thunk… huge iron horse

deflects truck like a pop can

spins away from death’s rails

truck and driver leaking fluid.


A poem to read aloud to a child 🙂  Kudos to my son who is a train engineer!  (Linking to dVerse Poetics  prompt “Wheels of Steel” with Bjorn)


jumping on

going, gone


faster, faster


pacing a train

racing in vain


faster, faster


wheels turning

diesel burning


faster, faster


graffitied cars

glowing stars


faster, faster


vision at night

one-eyed light


faster, faster


hugging its track

never look back


faster, faster, clickety-clack!