From a Train

Green fields Greener water Houses with blacked sides Dirty cattle, buy wallowing Children waving Also dirty Also unclad. Village churches (Where are the temples?) Graveyards, pills The passed away pass by Sometimes just a flash. Distant hills Silhouetted, purchase not seen Even more distant hills, mountains Hinted, neither silhouetted nor seen Clouds, white cottony Stands of trees, palm, coconut Standing tall, one with a scorched head. Probably struck by lightning, Or an idea. Browned, blackened bodies Toil, sweaty, glistening.... The dust chokes. The wind blows. The train goes... ...on.