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For Poetry Month 2014, I'm searching for metaphors and similes. Join me! Here's a bit more on this month's project.

April 24

DOG AND MASTER metaphor


Metaphor?  What metaphor?  See below…

DOG ON A RUN

Dog’s on a run
fast and faster.

Dog’s not harassed—
he’s training his master.

Dog sees a squirrel,
then—disaster!

Dog makes a turn,
tripping his master

Gentle dog’s day is not going well.
Helpful dog’s master is madder than h…

So, you say, where’s the metaphor?  There’s no metaphor in this poem!

But what if the whole story is a metaphor?

My friend, the CEO of a company, is supposed to be the boss, right?  But I watched one day as her clients ran her ragged…and that’s what this poem is about, maybe not for my readers, but for me.

What’s the metaphor in your day?

El leaping up a tree after a squirrel

El leaping up a tree after a squirrel

poem © 2014 April Halprin Wayland. All rights reserved

One Response to “DOG AND MASTER metaphor”

  1. Ty Lacey says:

    To be quite honest, Eli looks like a Ginormous squirrel, shooting up a tree. :-)

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