M Train Songs (Patti Smith)

While I was retying my boots, the song What a Wonderful World came on. When I sat up, tears were welling. I leaned back in my chair and closed my eyes, trying not to listen.  
—Patti Smith, M Train

Just Past Two

Black Birds Migrating, Lake Ridge Road

From the side of the road I witness the graceful and exacting movement of the flock. Cars rush past oblivious to this awesome dance. There’s spaciousness in my chest and an intense feeling of gratitude overwhelms me. I don’t want them to leave! But they do and I must go, as well. I have someone special waiting for me to pick her up at 3:05.