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The Little Toy Train

         The paint has chipped
         From the tiny little
            wooden train
         That we hang on the tree every year

         Its faded colors
            the barest remnant
         Of their former glory

         And yet
         If you asked
         "From a burning house,
            What would you snatch first?"

         My little toy train
            my little toy train...
 

© Bill Burns, Millennium Artist, Anon magazine