Train 5380. Car 08
Zip. Avignon tramway slows movement.
Hallways twisting into destination…
From the origins of… C’est la vie.
We are here now. In a capsule
Ornamented with French gems
Time is still until 5380 08.
Canvases tacked to high walls
Where the woman is solemn
And the bodies are hills
Photography is fine
Art in the gift shops. Feet
Shuffling. Zips. Wheels
Churning fresh bread rolling
To the café. A huddled hub
Chatter never surpasses the glass
Door to orange walls steady
Hallways with the Browns’ Blacks’
And Blues’ clicking heals clacking
Loafers, phones flashing time to
Men under construction scurrying
Hoist their banner over the wandering
And waiting chanting French pride
“Je Suis Humaine” distant piano
Trickling in the background music.
Speaks all languages. Key strings
Tugging our veins. Unity,
Singing in destination… from our
Origins… Ding. Train 5380 Car 08.
Goodbye Avignon. I’ll return
From Lyon waiting for –
Lyon, France: The Crock N’ Roll and VictorHugo
Contributor: Elisha Nain
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