Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Rolling On



Today's napowrimo prompt from readwritepoem asked us to write a poem about a car or inspired by a car.

So here it is:

I traded in my minivan

For a small, gas efficient sedan

It had become silly

A reminder of my past fertility

I no longer needed the room

It was an empty egg on wheels,

A hollow womb

9 comments:

  1. "It was an empty egg on wheels..."
    Brilliant!

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  2. Wow, this went where I didn't expect it to! But, I've been there!

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  3. I love the symbolism - "empty egg on wheels." Brings up all that bittersweetness of my son moving off to college - giving me more freedom, but...

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  4. went off for sure in a diferent direction...well done

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  5. I remember doing the same thing. Empty egg on wheels, great image! Cars may outlive their purpose, but women never do!

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  6. OMG, Erin, the imagery is breathtaking.

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  7. That is wonderful--exactly!!

    I'd like to scramble my egg into a mustang...

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  8. Nice van / hatched egg symbolism!

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