U-Bahn

Screen_shot_2017-12-05_at_08.50.24by Patrick Howse05 Mar 2017

They tell us where we are,
where we're going,
and they're sorry

If the train is delayed;
we always arrive
just where we should;

Their tempers can vary
but they repeat a plea
to stand well back,

And mind the closing doors -
they all care enough
to want us safe;

The comfort for me lies
in this all being
unlike real life.