A Night Time Train Ride


The night train to New Orleans

chugs along at a slow pace

in a cushy seat

my soul relaxes from the rat race


Sounds enter the mind

of music fast and slow

from the ivory keys of a piano

lifting spirits from a low


Visits to the cathedral come next

windows filled with saintly images

lighting a candle of hope

sad mood diminishes


Sitting in a cafe

listening to tall tales

sipping on coffee and beignets

of exciting city details


Street performers

performing magical feats

exciting the crowds

causing many a racing heart beat


Now on the way home

drifting into a comfortable sleep

my soul is relaxed

as the night train creeps


copyright 2019 Debbie Pierce