In "Station", what does the train symbolize?

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The train in the poem "Station" represents the inevitable path one takes through life. The story is told from the point of view of a father saying farewell to his son as he boards a train at the station. The father takes note of exactly where along life's journey his son is and where he is himself.

When our cheeks rest glancing against each other, I feel mine scratchy with beard and stubble, his not quite smooth as a girl’s, harder, a faint fuzz.

The poem is full of sentimentalism and nostalgia. The father realizes that his son is entering adolescence, and he never will...

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