High Speed AMTRAK

High speed AMTRAK
But not to Hudson
That is still SNAIL RAIL.
Why doesn’t the train
Speed to our city and back?
What is the story here
With the modern AMTRAK?
The story in Hudson is
We’re out of the loop
We get threatening factories & drug busts
We’re just cold chicken soup.
Doesn’t our Gov
Have the power to say
“Come on AMTRAK
Speed up this way?”
Oh  — never mind
Governor  Pataki
Guess Hudson has to be happy
Being NY State’s lackey.

April 1999