I think I was very into Jewel when I scribbled this. It was supposed to be a song. I don't play music. Well, at the moment. (I have a guitar...I keep losing the calluses from my fingertips because I take so long between practice sessions, so learning to play much beyond specific chords has been a slow process.)
I digress. Here's a little early 00s/late 90s bad song-poetry.
Went walking through the City of Fire Visiting lonely steel and concrete Saw your visage in shattered fragments Rising from the ashes of a battered street
I followed your shade down 3rd and Shine Met a workingman who used to ride the rails and tells of his journeys in rhyme, back when spirit was unfettered by night or by day and his world was free from linear time
I asked for a ticket on a one way track Punching the card, he said "Girl, you sure? 'Cause once you cross that line you can't never come back."