(Which mean something else
When said while not on a train) I would rather
Go forwards than backwards. How long
Are we going to be stuck here? Would you like
To sit by the window? This is the end
Of the line. Thank you for waiting
Thomas O’Connell is a librarian living on the banks of the Hudson River in Beacon, NY, where he happens to be the 2015-2016 poet laureate. His poetry and short fiction has appeared in Elm Leaves Journal, Caketrain, NANO Fiction, The Broken Plate, and The Los Angeles Review, as well as other print and online journals.