Greenish bluish velvety NSB upholstery,
ornamented with arrow tips, yellow specked,
widely spread, someone’s idea of beauty,
a designer, who went to school to learn
the art of textile, and celebrated with friends
this career boost: a commission to bedeck
the carriages of the NSB local Gardemoen – Drammen.
The greenish bluish upholstery of the past,
a past Norway I passed through when these
seats were new, and so was I, and hope
sat in a seat between us.