returning east on a train

in the west
everything is voltage
speed
the zip-zap
movement of energy
along conduits of music
art
commerce
culture and
the intoxicating world
of moving imagery
both cinematic and televised
but here in the east
i smell burning wires
i sense stale energy
power corrupt
vision tainted
slowed
stalled as the
amps build and kill
and rattle the icy windows
with death energy
inertia.

© Rick McKinney 1997

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