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By: NoahWereman~

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The gallery rolls slowly down the rail.
The artwork all my senses will assail.
For Casey Jones and Rembrandt intertwine
on boxcars that traverse the Northern Line.
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The bulbous letters bloated with the hues
of spray can colors seemingly confuse
the timid minds that dare to comprehend
the messages the artists strive to send.
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She gathers speed, her travel northern bound.
The very earth will tremble with her sound,
that hissing shriek as steel kisses steel
clad in her cloak of colors, vast, surreal.
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Some would proclaim it is a heinous crime
to decorate the common in sublime
but could a train find means to then reply
she might suggest the colors beautify.
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The taggers from their towns may never stray,
imprisoned by existence but today
a part of them has severed chains that bind
and left their prison village far behind.
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The names and monikers upon her flanks
give homage to and offer up their thanks
to that great deity called Wanderlust
and tithe their heart song’s tribute, bold and just.
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When e’er I hear that distant whistle blow
I thrill to see that roaming artist’s show,
a train adorned with color, quaintly gowned
with names that travel ever northern bound.
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Noahwereman…Dave