Cary W. Tucker used to ride Caltrain from the 22nd St. station in San Francisco down to a dot-com startup job in Redwood City. He currently rides Amtrak along the Capital Corridor route to his job with Mechanics Bank. “22nd Street Station” first appeared in the June 2005 issue of Whistle Stop Magazine. You can read more of Cary’s poetry at

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