Fork in the Road

Author’s note: The following is my contribution to the current poetry “prompt” on One Single Impression. Each prompt features a different theme for poets to write on…this weeks is “A Fork in the Road.” I hope you enjoy my poem, and please be sure to check out all the other great stuff you can find on One Single Impression.

A fork’s in the road
Holding up traffic today
Quite inconvenient.

There it stands, mocking
All efforts to remove it
Obstinate, proud steel.

They’re saying it waits
Like Excalibur, driven
Into the asphalt.

“The One shall remove
The Fork in the Road, and claim
This fair dominion.”

For a moment I
Imagine tearing it free;
Castle, crown, sceptre.


Ladies of the Lake
Are in short supply here, and
“Heavy lies the head…”

So I stay right here,
Honking the horn as if it
Will change anything.


16 Responses

  1. You amaze me on a pretty regular basis, woman. The last stanza made this so real. Perfect.

  2. @Tara Hey, thanks. 🙂 Sometimes I manage to get most of the fossil out of the rock without busting things to dust. 🙂

  3. Awesomeness

  4. Fun and clever. Enjoyed it.

  5. Love the “mythic proportions” you’ve given this!!

  6. @Mollie Thanks sister! 🙂

    @Praise Singer Hey, thanks!

    @Deborah Godin Thanks! 🙂

  7. I enjoyed the Excalibur reference. So much mysterious, magical, and beyond our control!

  8. Oh, this was so much fun! Great job!

  9. @SandyCarlson Thanks very much – yeah, the illusion of control is a big thing with me.

    @Tumblewords Thanks! I’m glad you enjoyed it.

  10. witty, clever, very enjoyable!

  11. Very clever play on fork in the road. It’s absurd, and I like that.

  12. That was funny.

  13. @Sra Hey, thanks, friend. 🙂

    @spacedlaw Thanks!

  14. @Enduorgirl Thanks so much – glad you liked it!

  15. Ah..a different take this morning. Nice one-

  16. @Kilauea Poetry Thank you! Different is my middle name!

    OK, not really, that would be tough to explain to the judge.

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