Creative Writing Part 2

31st October 2022

Kirsty, one of the writers who came along to the creative writing sessions with Lesley has shared a piece with us. Taking inspiration from arrivals and departures from Giffnock train station and our sense of place.

Train

Arrival departure, small window of chance and chaos

The platform inhales

A promising portal, holding, sighing,

The possibility of chance

So cruel, and me

Always left behind

I watch as

They filter through the veins of the town, homing to the heart

The beating hub,

Chunks of concrete, the edges cut out of the landscape for their convenience

It gives hidden, lonely soles some purpose

I’m waiting for my train

I have somewhere to be

A haze of people

Someone, wait for me

Panic, melancholy, homesick

Carriages approach,

My winter saviour,

Warm, familiar,

Musty, smoky damp

Squealing arrival

Roaring departure

Always get on the train

Do not get left behind

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