Poetic Asides November 2013 Poem-A-Day Challenge – Day 18: a “forget what I said earlier” poem
Forget I said your sense of direction
was severely lacking. My inflection
in tone may have wrongly implied
I wasn’t engrossed by a late night ride
through unlit streets of this history town
or endlessly circling round and round.
But all of this driving clearly has not
gotten us close to the parking lot.
Forget I expressed my own frustration
not finding the way to our destination.
When I foolishly said we might need a map,
I never expected to cause such a flap.
I know that remark deflated your pride
but it wasn’t said to be mean or snide.
For me, it was merely a way to advise
that I wanted my dinner before sunrise.
© Susan Schoeffield
Posted to Poetic Asides on 11/18/13 at 2:20 p.m.
Poet’s Note: I missed Days 15, 16 and 17 of the PAD Challenge because of a last-minute, 3-day weekend in Williamsburg, Virginia. The above poem is based on an actual occurrence, but one that did not come close to ruining an otherwise perfect family trip!