the steam has run out

there is no more coal

to keep the fire going

no more chu chu for you

this was it for tonight

you have arrived at your destination

no you cannot stay on the train

you will have to get off

buy another ticket

wait for the train

then board the train again

so that you can be with

strangers and women who

you will only meet once

and never see again

and have small talk and

little flirtations

and so on and so forth.

the tracks are hot

and they will expand

and some weird science shit happens

and if you put a coin on the tracks

and a train runs over your coin

the coin will flatten out like

roti and then maybe you can scoop up

some things with the coin,

or just keep it in your pocket

as memory.