Friday, October 18, 2013

The Game of Life (OctPoWriMo Entry #17)



The Game of Life

I always wanted the green car,
children spilling out on either side,
a clashing collection of connection,
a tumble of pastel plastics. 
For kicks I suppose,
each clickety
spin of the dial
a trial of anticipation,
frustration, bets running
on the number board. 

The game is not
over yet.



Poet's Note:  The prompt was to revisit the games we played in childhood.  I was (and am) a huge fan of board games.  And Life was my favorite!

1 comment:

  1. Amen, and let the game continue! We used to play this with our kids, and it was so gratifying to learn that as adults they still play it.

    Great line: "a tumble of pastel plastics."

    Thank you. xoA

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