transi(en)t lines

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Poetry
a platform on a newly constructed line.
.
a silhouette against maize acrylic tiles
engraved with a name, repeated in Johnston or Gotham
.
a sound floor – persistent mechanical murmur, mur à mur,
he listens into the tunnel,
predicting which side the next train would arrive from
.
or walks down the platform. up the platform.
his exit will be closer to this end, in this direction
.
in some cities subway cars loop
even on lines that have an end and a beginning,
two beginnings, two ends
.
in other places: marginal networks, waiting quays –
the places his imagination wanders,
as light signals flicker indicating immediate destinations
.
a tunnel at the end of a line built during your childhood.
.
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