Behind the scenes,
In the middle of the night
so that no one would notice
They had to move fast.
Instead of taking the tracks out
and selling the steel,
They covered over the tracks
with asphalt
so that we would forget about them.
But the steel rails are still buried
in the street
And the cracks in the street
tell a story.
Two very straight lines
remind us that we have lost
something more valuable
than we can know.