Pavlov was right

I missed a train scheduled
To depart an earshot of goodbyes
I let it be missed, so I can say
By how much I listened to the tracks
Clicking the rustling payloads
Paid and checked with a number

Maybe I don’t want a ticket?
Expecting an abrupt stop, ruined day
I should know which taxes it goes to.

Maybe there is a saying:
Kept warm underneath a jacket,
Pull out a paper’s joint,
Want to be fully revealed,
Tender dinner selection,
Worth the wait, check’s cleared,
I don’t need to come back,
But the service was good.