Train travel so slow weaving its way
in and out of remote rural towns
lush Australian bushland, beef farms,
dotted with caravans, last resort housing!
old carriages offer the basic facilities
food and snacks at a reasonable price
less luggage restrictions than cheap flights
easy ride to pass time in our country side
low income passengers not rushing anywhere
strike up conversation to pass the time
friendly chatter, some on their phone
hours of life evaporate ….
some areas lush green others a thirsty brown
farms, bush and towns languish, time on hand
nothing of significance now elections have passed
routine votes cast as too hard to decipher any
real difference between the dominant parties
returned a dissatisfactory government coz
the others were no better, better the devil
you know than that other fellow
less sensory distractions than the big smoke
know each other and spread idle gossip
if life seems similar, what you gonna do
to spice it up, challenge yourself?
for tedium breeds mischief and harmful
emotions lurk just below the surface
always waiting to attack. Find purpose
and meaning, make use of all you got!