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A hard time at the ticket office

I just want to go home
without money, raise a credit
go home
buy a ticket
from the gatekeeper
go by bus to the subway 
the motorway
she requires a foto to issue a ticket but 
I have only school fotos 
where I look too young
and bad
I'll go direct to the main train station
by bus, dodge the fare but
she asks me for a map of my destination
because she doesn't believe that 
I know where I'm going
through an atlas full of 
Germany, I say: 
direct to the main train station

she asks where I live
she knows about my home


© Anthony Thwaites