blood lines

blood lines
dedicated to my maternal grandfather ‘Pop’ Rumble,
my uncle and nephew
december 2014

Raurimu Spiral
‘The Raurimu Spiral is a single-track railway spiral, starting with a horseshoe curve, overcoming a 139-metre (456 ft) height difference, in the central North Island of New Zealand, on the North Island Main Trunk railway between Wellington and Auckland. A  notable feat of civil engineering, having been called an “engineering masterpiece”… and is designated a significant engineering heritage site’. From Wikipedia

3 generations
worked on the rails
the grandfather drove
steam locomotives
down those tracks
that were heavy
labour through
bush, round spur
and spiral
the son,
the grandson too
stayed on the
straight and narrow
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