The last hurrah. Hot dogs
hamburgers lettuce and tomatoes.
One more watermelon and a
lobster sandwich. Sandy towels.
Radios too loud. Crying kids.
Chairs folded and stored away.
Sun screen, hats and
umbrellas pushed into a closet.
Swimsuits to the bottom drawer.
Restaurants to half staff. Beach
balls released to the wind.
Swimming songs lose the love.
Pack the car. Remember the
toothbrush and toaster. Empty
the refrigerator. Leave sandals.
Water turned off. Lock windows
and doors; check three times.
Secure storm windows. Forget
the lawn. Lock the shed. Gas up.
Heavy traffic. Unpack.
Back to work.