Train to Tunbridge Wells

Screen_shot_2017-12-05_at_08.50.24by Patrick Howse06 Mar 2017

Packed with the sifted
plankton of the City
a creaking old carriage
sings to whales,

Squeaking as it swims
against contrary tides
to creep gracelessly
into submerging darkness,

Slowly sliding away
from lights on high towers
to a final exhausted
beaching in the suburbs.