SOUNDS LIKE VACATION TIME
At night it sounds like August,
Vacation before back-to-school…
I smell the moth balls in blankets
And sheets unfolded and cool.
(Evenings and mornings were cool.
Sixty degrees as a rule…
Just like this year
Autumn feels near,
This summer had most of us fooled!)
Dad would have built the first fire
While Mom said it was too warm…
We would have braved the mosquitoes
‘Cause the fire drove us to the swarms.
Would have gone to a Webster. Mass. market
Long gone—now sells auto parts…
Would have gotten my next taste of MOXIE,
Some years, we’d see fine arts.
The Summer Cottage is torn down,
The land is sold to a neighbor…
We couldn’t keep it
But for the night sounds, mem’ries and flavors!