The Need For A Family Vacation
I. Family Vacation
When my family needs a vacation
away from my daily vocation
put a finger on map
give the ole mule a slap
maybe a long trip to the ocean.
Without time or money to escape
just pretend there’s a change of landscape.
When you cannot leave home
making juice out of sour grape.
When you cannot afford to travel,
when all attempts seem to unravel,
take time to imagine
a castle or dungeon
or pretend our gardens a marvel.
Sometimes we are Pirates in our yard
a search for treasures with dog as guard
where an x marks the spot
in our neighborhood plot
pretending swashbuckling is hard.
Other times we make it to garage
to work on a masterful collage,
each child has an easel,
ones drawing a weasel,
the other a colorful montage.
Or maybe to build an epic fort
to tackle sheet fort building as sport,
to crawl through passages
to get to the dishes,
play in children’s exclusive resort.
Dancing and spin around like Snow White
hearing the song of bird taking flight
through the trash at the dump
or at local gas pump
trying to see the world in different light.
There are people who cannot daydream
there lives seem to be somewhat extreme,
from way up in the clouds
forget boring crowds,
“What toppings to put on my ice cream?”