The Midnight Train (#poem)

Like a tap on the shoulder
From a friend or lover
The midnight train awakens me

Clickety clack clickety clack
Closer and closer down the tracks
Warmer and warmer pulling me closer

A moment later turning its back
A lover’s whisper, a touch gone slack
Fainter and fainter, colder and colder

Down the tracks and away it goes
New adventures awaiting those
Leaving nothing but silence and emptiness