I was locked in a cab once
when the driver
to get a can of petrol
& I wanted
to get out.
My hands flew all over the place.
Then the driver when he got back
& showed me
The Magic Button
at the base of the passenger side door handle.
All you had to do was pop it
& Open Sesame!
It’d be good, I thought,
to have a magic button each time
you were locked in
Like a meeting you couldn’t get out of,
A Xmas get together that had turned ugly
a flight that went on far too long
Or a poem you couldn’t find a way out from.
* pic from Wiki-commons