Poem: Of the Places I have Escaped

trap_resize

Of the Places I have Escaped

The lobster trap sits in the sand,
rusted and broken,
no longer of use, except perhaps,
as decoration,
a trophy to hang on the wall,

a reminder of the traps that have held you,
the places you have escaped,
not by strength or wisdom or wileyness,
but by simple patience
and the willingness, once the walls come undone,
to leave.

About this poem

So many never leave, even when the trap door opens.

Sigh.

Tom

PS – the picture was taken at Hampton Beach, NH, in February.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s