have you ever sat by the railroad track
and watched the emptys cuming back?
lumbering along with a groan and a
    whine---
smoke strung out in a long gray line
belched from the panting injun's stack
---just emptys cuming back.

i have---and to me the emptys seem
like dreams i sometimes dream---
of a girl---or munney---or maybe fame---
my dreams have all returned the same,
swinging along the homebound track.
---just emptys cuming back.


- Angelo De Ponciano