“Cattle Train, Cattle Train”

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“The Out Crowd” © C.P. Hickey 2013

 

“Cattle Train, Cattle Train”

Cattle Train! Cattle Train!

My life’s refrain.

Can someone commute my commuter pain?

Oh, how I disdain,

this daily pain.

I can’t sustain,

and must complain.

It’s such a drain.

Fucking insane!

Profane?

Let me explain.

What’s plainly plain:

Humans behave,

less humane,

when waiting for the Cattle Train.

It’s worse in the rain.

If there’s a delay,

it puts a strain,

on our collective brain.

Because, the Cattle Train,

can’t possibly contain,

all the bane,

pertaining to this mortal plane.

Take for instance, Elaine.

You know, the girl from Spain.

Over there leaning on a cane.

She seems inane,

but, she’s just arcane.

Today she suffers a harsh migraine.

And will not feign the pain,

that the rain causes her curly mane.

While she awaits the Cattle Train,

wrapped in cellophane,

in pouring rain.

Strain.

Pain.

Remain.

Or take that prick from Maine.

What’s his name?

Blaine?

His breath smells of methane.

Humming a neat quatrain.

Standing in the rain.

Waiting for the Cattle Train.

Strain.

Pain.

Maintain.

Do you think those that live in Des Plaines deal with such constraints?

One obtains small gains while one abstains from complaints about the Cattle Train.

But, the pain is hard to sustain.

It’s no gravy train.

Ask Lorraine,

sucking on that candy cane.

She survived September’s hurricane.

Only to remain,

waiting for the Cattle Train.

Strain.

Pain.

Stained.

Cattle Train! Cattle Train!

My life’s refrain.

Can someone commute my commuter pain?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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