National Poetry Month: Passengers




Steel-encased community ready for an airplane odyssey
soaring from gravity, yet… only another mundane odyssey

Noise and crowds, dour faces waiting for the next departure
packed like sardines, embarking on their daily train odyssey

Far from the Aegean, bobbing on the sea like a crumbling cork
pleasure cruising, seeking existential solace on a vain odyssey

Asphalt beneath rubber, chattering children in the back seat
wishing you could run from your life; a changing lane odyssey

Caught on the riptide of circumstance and expected choices
fitting in, wearing out, another passenger on the pain odyssey

© A. F. Stewart 2017 All Rights Reserved

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