Poem introduction

I used to have a job in a warehouse and every morning before going to work I would stop at Union Station in Chicago, have my coffee there in the Great Hall, and then go to work. And I loved that Great Hall - I love the spaciousness of it, I love all the echoes coming and going. And it seems to me train stations are like narrative time manifest - time is different in a train station. I never know what to do in an airport - airports confuse me - time is weird in an airport. But time in a train station - I understand that and I understand the coming and going. I just love train stations.

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