I’ve carried you too long.

open roadFor today’s prompt, write a departure poem. Many people depart to school and/or work every day, and they depart on a plane, train, or automobile–some even walk or ride a bike. Of course, that’s keeping things rather physical; there are also emotional and psychological departures. You may even decide to make a departure from your normal writing style in tone or structure today.

I’ve carried you too long.

You’ve annoyed for miles
through rain,
over rivers,

Feeling the urgency grow
but no exit in sight,
I pull over undignified
to eliminate my unwanted companion
and welcome your timely departure
in a powerful stream.

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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