Today I missed the train by a matter of seconds.
I watched it pull away and decided not to wait ten minutes for the next train to arrive. I would walk to the next stop and catch that next train there, in twelve minutes. Along the way I answered my phone and lost track of time. When I hung up I had three minutes to run four blocks. I stopped at two red hands.
I reached the platform in time to watch that next train at that next stop pull away. I missed it by a matter of seconds.
Then I walked eight miles.