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    Nostalgic Tracks

    Nostalgically, whimsically
    I always thought of an engineer
    brooding over glass-plated dials
    with hands pulling levers, switches
    giving his engine
    a spoon-fed organic diet
    of wood or coal
    on a preordained route
    tooting his shrill horn
    at anything that moved
    waving at plowing farmers
    saluting gawkers he passed
    bellowing smoke in his wake
    a reciprocal plume rising from
    the coal, wood burning stoves
    of track-side houses


    All too soon,
    manual-powered engines morphed
    into complex, mechanical engines
    automation supplanted man power
    electric grids replaced the human brain
    wiry conductor was superseded
    by the stodgy techno-nerd
    sitting at his key board
    splicing algorithms
    geometric coordinates
    into his computer
    gleaning his dividend
    from companion printer,
    coded designs
    that only a savant could deduce
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    Literally, I just put this on to play one minute before coming to the forum.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcaZi_G3xVs

    Diamonds and Rust - Joan Baez

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    The music that shadows my poem! Glad your music and the verses of my poem synced! It must have been a fortuitous melody (just kidding)!

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