Murder On The Haiku Express

 

 

Too many people

Crowded station drives me mad

Good to get away

*

Find a window seat

Settle down and people watch

Safely behind glass

*

Would you look at her

Running in stiletto heels

Too sharp for the rest

*

Landscape runs away

Back towards city skyline

Train whistle blowing

*

Dinner served at six

Opposite stiletto girl

Barely ate a thing

*

 

Sat up through the night

Thoughts of impossible things

Long before breakfast

*

Years ago I swore

To take my medication

My forgotten law

*

Breakfast was a bore

Eggs and bacon, toast and tea

No croissants for me

*

There she is again

Tottering on her high heels

All to attract men

*

Smiling and flirting

The old men salivating

I prefer the scene

*

Today I will sit

Watching the Nullarbor sway

Side to side on tracks

*

Perfectly perfect

Dreaming of rainbow serpents

Slithering in red

*

Communal supper

Oodles of noodles and tea

No one talks to me

*

Iā€™m invisible

Wearing my magical cloak

Treading carefully

*

Another dark night

Rattle of the railway tracks

Startled by a scream

*

Emergency cord

Pulled with help of gravity

Of situation

*

Whispers of murder

To and fro along the train

Travelling past me

*

Here come the police

Helicopter rests on land

Previously free

*

Interview us all

One by one we answer true

Truly was not me

*

Through the open door

Death rictus the victims smile

Frozen now in time

*

Stiletto woman

Not a drop of blood in sight

Tablets with her tea

*

Hours later they leave

Accidental overdose

That they all agree

*

World begins to move

Leaving my worries behind

Lightness of my mind

*

Many a lover

Scorned and left for another

Would do as I did

*

I the murderer

My written confessional

Witnessed in haiku

*

 

Copyright July 2019

 

 

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