Departure

by Alanna

It all started with an idea 

manifesting

to a penciled entry on my calendar

Later changing to ink.

As the date drew closer and closer

Loose ends started appearing everywhere

Coming out of crevices

I didn’t know existed.

I tripped repeatedly over them

And as one grabbed my ankle

I fell into a vortex

Of whirling procrastination.

Round and round I went

Until I grabbed the

Dangling loose ends

Pulled myself up

Then tied them all together in a tight knot.

I finished gathering all my belongings

And left.

Breathless, I found my seat, buckled up

And sighed with relief.

The door closed

We taxied and took off.

Peering below were a few more loose ends

Shrinking in the distance

Gyrating like frustrated cobras

Trying to bite me.

But it was too late

I was off.

 

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(photo courtesy pixabay)

 

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3 Comments to “Departure”

  1. That was a vivid poem. Rhythm of it was delightful to read!

  2. Beautiful imagery. I am always worried that one of those frustrated cobras will turn in to a fire breathing dragon.

  3. Don’t forget the tags Alanna

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