Longest Journey

Next
in
line,
queuing
at the
ticket
counter;
eager with
anticipation
that the
preceding transaction
is concluded
swiftly;
fumbling for change
the exact amount,
prophesying the
successful purchase
of a ticket,
for the Train
now standing
at the Platform
ready to be
boarded;
soon to depart,
money is proferred,
the exchange
expected
does not materialise,
the ticket counter
is inexplicably
shuttered,
closed for lunch;
the longest journey begins
with but a single disappointment.

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