People's poetry: "Northeast corridor"



The detritus of post industrial America lost

The leavings of civilization most

Of us, if not all, know the cost

Is too much for us and our kids to bear

Flies by in this train's windows 

Along the Northeast corridor shows

It matters deeply when we refuse

To notice or calculate the result of what we use

And to appreciate Gods beauty

Over our waste and what we abuse

Leaves us with a duty

To return our people and our world to a wonder

Of what God and nature have wrought

So much greater than what we have sought

Photo: abandoned factory along the Bushwick Branch, Long Island RR, Queens, NYC.

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