time travel

I’ve been on this journey forever
having left the station at nineteen seventy-two
it feels like a lifetime ago

moving at a constant one second per second
so they say
I’m not convinced
I’m sure I feel us gently accelerating
the child sitting next to me disagrees

my memories of the departure are hazy
I forget where I am sometimes
the landscape changes
but remains the same

we all have the same destination
everyone I’ve spoken to

but confusingly we don’t agree on the time of arrival

hers is later
his is sooner

it has been a tiring journey
sitting here what feels like my whole life
my body is starting to ache
I will be glad to reach the destination

I need the rest