April 2024

Welcome to Hell

Patrick Walsh | Scene4 Magazine

Patrick Walsh

I grew up in Queens

With graffiti on the trains.


The 7 ran by my school

And we thought it was cool


To keep an eye-out in class

For our favorites to pass:


Caine One, Tac II,

Chi-Chi 1-0-9.


But to find the grail of the El

You had to see Welcome to Hell —


At one end Alice Cooper,

A flaming skull down the other,


The famous gates in the middle,

And then that magic title.


Now I ride each day from Jersey.

I saw a tag sprayed on a factory.


These stainless cars all look the same;

Not one can take me home.



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Patrick Walsh | Scene4 Magazine

Patrick Walsh is a writer and poet. After college, he served four years on active duty as an infantry officer in the 25th Infantry Division. He also holds a Master of Philosophy degree in Anglo-Irish literature from Ireland’s University of Dublin, Trinity College. His poems and freelance articles have appeared in numerous journals and newspapers in the U.S. and abroad. For more of his columns and other writings, check the Archives.


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