Once this train leaves
The station, it'll spew and chug and scream all
The way home.
And just so you know:
When the levee breaks— water, water
Everywhere, crashing into every pore,
No room to breathe.
This object, once in motion, will remain
In motion, it can't be stopped.
All of this a warning, for what
You are about to get yourself into,
It'll never end,
It will remain
In the shadow of everything you do,
In the flicker of thought before slumber,
Sweaty and smashed,
In the spaces between your skin and another's,
In the quick draw of breath before
In the silence linking each heartbeat.
Try to ignore it in all these things,
It will be there.
So, you've been warned,
Now go ahead and