Long gone is the throng.

The noon service to the Moon.
A unique opportunity.
T'journey t'Sea=Tranquility.
Just a day away, they say.
The station clock hands darted,
as the Full Moon Express departed.
Was that the Full Moon Express?
The train -that was standing on Platform 8-?
Missed it!
MIND THE GAP / the platform edge!
Closing now is the gate.
But for seconds late.
The portal passed.
The whistle blew.
I know it's crazy, but it's true.
Emerging from a foggy wake.
Giant steps cannot foresake.
Long gone is the throng.....of lunar tourists,
selenologists, artists and mystics.
Next service, next MOON'th
Or 27 days, come what may.
© MARCO MOONE 2008

No comments: