Gone Are the Days

© Matthew Word Bain

with a corner angle that’s just not right
this Irish inn looks like it’s leaning
lost in the Alleghenies, waiting
for better times and fresher paint
maybe even a revitalized downtown
train traffic isn’t what it used to be
and the kids all want to leave
as soon as they have the chance
and it’s hard to argue with them
there’s not much happening here
which is why I always love to visit