Poetry by Martin Lochner

the rail that divides us

they say that the rail divides us
separating the glossy from the dodgy
barbwire streamers on our side
Babylon gardens on their side
they say that the rail divides us
separating the factories from the boulevards
customer service on their side
able bodied guards on our side
they say the rail divides us
that the train leaves for the golden city
unable to pay, what a pity.
a bridge connects us
but the littered path knows no feet

Previously published in Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine

Martin Lochner currently lives in Cape Town and studied fine art at the Jack Meyer College. He has published poems in various international literary magazines and blogs kalahariblues.blogspot.com

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2 thoughts on “Poetry by Martin Lochner

  1. You are welcome, Martin. It was our pleasure. Your poem is a good one. It speaks of the division most humans seem to do to each other. An important point to bring up.

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