Janus 14

when viewed from behind

the trees run away


eventually we will get nowhere

but the trees will still be running


across the desolate red planet

to escape its thirsty heart


a rumble in the distance lets us know

that we are watched from above


and the trees run faster

futile attempt to outrun the lightning bolt



Copyright January 2018



Janus 13

slowly the train rumbles

from one side to the other


south to north or north to south

no one really knows


the red land fades to ochre

a greenish yellowish tinge


and the silver boughs are still

as the train slowly rumbles by



Copyright January 2018