Crushed your peppermint shards of cotton diamonds
It drifted and drifted until it could no more
Lost in the vastness with no sense of direction
I’m reachinng out, but I can’t grasp the axle
It’s nimble and brittle and raspy
Decolored and fading, a red that’s most hated
It’s slowing! It’s slowing!
Quick! Catch the railing!
You missed it, you missed it!
Now how will we get there?
The sky is the ocean, so blue and gigantic
He rolls and he crashes
He lifts and he drops
But where is the passage?
He reaches out with that large muscular arm of his
Up, up into the sky
Where we fell down in groups, sputtering and muttering
And then when waves came crashing down
Taking us to the ground
For all to see the broken train
It had chugged so hard