Slow Traveler

Downtown departure
At 7am.
No Stops,
No Encounters,
No Worries,
As the traveler settles in,
Maybe grab some breakfast
In the dining car
Before passing the Cemeteries?

The Crescent’s mission
Has not changed in over
A century:
Connect New Orleans with New York

Not everyone rides
The Crescent
All the way
To New York.
Maybe it’s just a day trip
To Atlanta.

The privacy of a
Small compartment
All to oneself,
Versus the crowds
At the airport,
Is often worth
The extra six hours.

A day spent away from
The stress of travel.
As the cars click along
Through Mississippi.

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