Father and Son–Hour 11

Buster Keaton lay weighed down on the cow catcher

of the General with a railroad tie in his lap

With no engineer in place

the train chugged forward toward a tie lying atop the track

sure to cause derailment

Our hero! Our hero!

his arms full

chucked the tie precisely

flipping the loose tie off to the side

My dad burst forth with a guffaw I can hear to this day

One thought on “Father and Son–Hour 11

  1. Love Buster Keaton. The perfection of his stunts was just amazing.
    I forgot the title as I was reading and the loud guffaw surprised me as much as it must have surprised you as a boy. Excellent!

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