For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows two sets of parallel railroad tracks heading toward a pedestrian walkway that crosses over the tracks.
Scoop out a large plot of land
Lay down your iron tracks
The journey planned through forest green
Birds song on wire above
Do you notice the time shift as you slide under the bridge?
The slight curve that shifts your body to the right.
The colour change as your carriage
emerges from under the bridge.
The sound around you more audible. Sharp, clear
The green outside bright, as if newly washed
Your fellow passengers relaxed, smiling.
A feeling of being blessed, almost immortal,
having been dipped in the River Styx
only without the Achilles heel
If you wish to become a demigod,
Then take the 139 at 8pm,
walk with our ancient heroes
That shaped the land…
© Anita Dawes 2021