The rattle and hoot of a train reminds me,
I want to be anywhere but here,
that the journey has more meaning
than any final destination.
Each day the train sounds on time
and I yearn to be on it,
a small case in hand to take me
back in time, forward in thought.
I see mountains and the clearest light,
a home to live in, where I want to be,
where I don’t hanker for anything
other than what surrounds me;
the lakes, mountains, the clearest air
where the noble eagle soars,
his place within nature assured
and mine below him, in peace –
a place in time to think and dream,
of how it all should be.
The dream revealing notion, of simply
being where I am.
copyright Francis Barker 2019