Cruise Blues

Written for: Sunday Whirl, Wordle #549

Words:  legs, narrow, heart, rain, stretching, door,
        vase, ship, rocked, fold, lingering, instead

I folded.  Never wanted
to take a cruise
but heart outweighs 
head.  She cajoles
me into a too-narrow,
cabin.  Vase of fresh
flowers looms from
a table.  An hour out,
heavy rain storm rocks
the ship.  I need
to stretch my legs, so
I head up to the deck.
Now I have a tough choice
to make.  I can linger
on deck, pea-green 
sick over railing,
or I can race for 
cabin to be violently
ill in private, instead.
I stagger back to our cubby-
hole, and find my wife
dressed in finery, eager
to have dinner.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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