warning: possible leaf incursion
may cause friction loss, inversion
and trains may slide on curves.
beware marauding station maidens
who’ve come to know the space, evading
conductors, constables, they’ve been
dancing in the rain
while autumn’s amber flock is falling,
poets to the forests,
so! arrive at your stations early
trains won’t wait; your friends have hurried
to watch as wood ignited, burning
a fire unquenched by rain.
I saw it through the window of the train.