Haiku: Gravy Train

The gravy train just

left the station, full

of riders on the

way to

 

Paradise (a street

in Vegas).  You need

your ticket punched to step

on board.

 

It’s a lift to the

Other Side: a bit

rough, careening off

the tracks

 

like a broken ride

at a carnival.

Only the stubborn

arrive

 

intact.  The train’s a

test for souls inside:

shaking them upside

down.  Those

 

sins in back pockets

fly out, rolling madly

to escape divine

wrath.

 

This chariot has

finally arrived

at the hippodrome.

Step down.

 

Come  this way, through the

dark tunnel, into

light, noise.  Where are we?

Hot dogs,

 

hungry crowds await.

Famished lions pace

the arena:  mouths

agape.

***

j.o. 7/9/17

 

If you enjoy my blog, please share the link with your friends – and please check out my books on amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Jan-Olandese/e/B071FK9L75

Thanks for stopping by!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s