My life as a cube

Get to know me
Right face – up
Left face – down
Up face – front
Down face – back
Front face – right
Back face – wrong

How will I know my pieces are in the right position?

Move my bottom face
rotate the centrepiece
continue these steps
in the correct position

Sequential moves must match the front
The face with the correct edge is the back face

Move clockwise
or counter-clockwise
Then determine
what to do

No matter how I twist
and turn
I can’t find my way
back to how I began

It’s National Poetry Writing Month again! Today’s suggested challenge was “to write a self-portrait poem in which you make a specific action a metaphor for your life – one that typically isn’t done all that often, or only in specific circumstances. For example, bowling, or shopping for socks, or shoveling snow, or teaching a child to tie its shoes.”

I thank the website for their helpful words. Visit to check out the full prompt, extra resources and links to the participants works.


2 thoughts on “My life as a cube

  1. Shuku Li

    I love this Angela! ❤ It's such an apt metaphor too – I was horrible at Rubic's Cubes as a child and I still am!


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