Ticket to Ride

For some, the lovers merrily come and go,
passengers mounting and dismounting fast
at stops along life's twisting route; sometimes
they offer realistic fares, more often none.

When the dodgers outnumber the paying punters,
while the livery fades and the bone-shaking starts,
as the last stop disappears, a memory only,
you drift into the terminus all alone.

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