Today’s haiku is in response to the Carpe Diem prompt, “Tayshet”.  From the 1930’s to 1950’s, Tayshet was an administrative center for the Russian Gulag labour camps.  Countless prisoners died in the construction of the Baikal-Amur rail line.  Many of those who died were prisoners for nothing more than being suspected of disagreeing with the government

passengers laughing

as they ride the train above

tracks weeping below


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