through her body, blood pounds
at temples, eyes narrowing in irritation
at text, her fingers work expertly
the keys on the touch screen,
A year ago, they exchanged vows,
a meaningful pledge. Today, a decision
is made, not her choice.
She feels a mixture of fear
being alone and yet, relief,
tears mingled with pride.
Today, she goes
on a different route,
a new journey.
Amy Barry writes poems and short stories. Her poems have been published in anthologies, journals, and e-zines, in Ireland and abroad. Her works have been read on radio. She loves traveling and trips to India, Nepal, China, Bali, Paris and Berlin. These places have inspired her work, too. She lives in Athlone, Ireland.