ghost trains

Most trains around here tend to be
ghost trains, and people pretend to be
so brave, but I know what I’d spend to see
your face,
when that lonely whistle sounds
after midnight across town
and the next day you ask around
“no trains, since I was a little girl”,
Flo’ll say, “since I came back from the war”,
Joe’ll say, and when you ask again about
those trains, that you heard after midnight,
those trains, and you know that you heard right,
Flo will look at Joe and
Joe will look at Flo and
and they’ll both look away and whisper,
“ghost trains”