I wrote this poem in response to the train crash that happened back in early February just outside of New York City. A car became stuck on the tracks and was struck by a commuter train. I didn’t know anybody involved or their families, but the story really stayed with me and I wound up dreaming about attending the funeral of the driver of the stranded vehicle. Sadly, the recent house fire in Brooklyn that killed 7 children reminded me of the poem. So I brought it out again to revise and illustrate. Poem, photograph, and composition by me.