October 23, 2010
Driving home from Sevfest on October 17, 2010
As we drive home along the Pennsylvania turnpike, off to the right, I glimpse a black steel railroad bridge, a series of exes (Xs). The black is a shock amid the colors of the turning leaves. I follow the line to the gray viaduct that spans the road as we pass below it. I think of the trains that run on the line, and am very sad. I think it is because train travel used to be ubiquitous and is not anymore.