Train Station

A Poem

J.W. Parr
J.W. Parr
Oct 9 · 1 min read
Photo by Banter Snaps on Unsplash

My body shivers

Feeling the embrace of the cold tile floor

Shaking to try and

Stay warm

Or is it the ground that shakes?

As, far below me,

There is a train leaving the station

A car full of dozens of people

All unaware of each other

They stand side by side

But never touch

Going a lifetime, alone

In their lonesome journeys

That leave them on empty platforms

At the foot

Of cracked, grey staircases

One destination traded for the next

A completed mission followed by another

Because the place that you truly want to find

Can never be reached.


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J.W. Parr

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J.W. Parr

30% writer, 25% gamer, 20% reader, 15% musician, 10% mathematician. 100% awesome. | Lover of words and information. | Writer of short stories and novels.



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