A TRAIN

Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! What the hell is going on here?
Stand up! Stand up! Next stop. Penn Station. Please exit to your right.
Alfred, Bertie, Gam and Delbert! Make a line. Stand up straight. Keep your eyes on the ball.
Mind the teacher. After school. Time’s not standing still.
War is coming. Neutron bombs. Peace keeping rocket missiles!
What? What are you still doing here? The world is dangerous, danger dan!

Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! What the hell is going on here?
Stand up! Stand up! Next stop. 42nd Street. Times Square. Please exit to your right
Eppy. Zeta , Etta, Theodore! Please join hands. Let us pray. You bet your life you will.
Mind the teacher. After school. Stand back from the bumper cars.
High winds and tsunamis. Fall is in the air.
What? What are you still doing here? The world is dangerous, danger dan!

Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! What the hell is going on here?
Stand up! Stand up! Next stop. 50th Street or 49th. Please exit to your right.
Ione,  Kappa, Lamb and Moose! Paper. Plastic. Cash or charge. Credit. Debit. Overdraft.
Mind the teacher. After school. Go only on the green.
Clear today but snow tomorrow. Temperatures are falling.
What? What are you still doing here? The world is dangerous, danger dan!

Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! What the hell is going on here?
Stand up! Stand up! Next stop. Columbus Circle. Please exit to your right.
Nevil, Xanthe, Omicron and Pi! Fault rupture. Plate tectonics. Undercut.
Mind the teacher. After school. Put your money on the pony.
Flag a taxi. Catch a bus. Liberate a limousine.
What? What are you still doing here? The world is dangerous, danger dan!

Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! What the hell is going on here?
Stand up! Stand up! Next stop. The Museum of Natural History. Please exit to your right.
Phil, Chi, Psi and Omega. Pink elephants and donkeys. Uptown girls. Pretty women.
Mind the teacher. After school. It’s sunny at the beach today.
Catch a thief. Kill a cop. Eat lunch in the cafeteria.
What? What are you still doing here? The world dangerous, danger dan!

Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! What the hell is going on here?
Stand up! Stand up! Next stop. . . . . . . . 

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IRT 2, New York City” photographed by Danny Lyon in 1980
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