Intro to Poetry: Day 4–Journey and Simile

Poetry evokes the musings of life.

Write of Passage

Today’s prompt for Intro to Poetry is journey. As an extra feature, include a simile. 

Struggling…struggling… Maybe this will work. (By the way, this is not autobiographical.)

A Journey Damaged

The flight to the isle of St. Martin

was like a long ride in a carton

from FedEx delivery service

to a place that was making me nervous.

He left no room for discussion.

A different job? No, not an option.

He wanted prestige in his old age,

didn’t care that, to me, this cage

left me without any job choice,

destroyed any freedom and real voice

in this wicked old sham of a marriage

without a good car–or a carriage!

Two decades that I can remember

flew past as a leaf in September.

No choices to life are allowed me;

his close-minded stubbornness stymie

all chance at examining courses

of action, as though they were horses

at auction…

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