Extended Family Vacation

beach campfire
“Kings in the Corner”
“No, Hand and Foot”
“Oh, Hell. Let’s play Oh, Hell”
     — Oh, hell is right, they’ll never decide what to play

“Let’s all go to the beach”
“No, let’s swim in the pool”
“Way too hot” –  “It’s too sandy”
     — We’re on a Mexican beach for God’s sake

“Let’s go into town in the morning”
“After a Swedish massage”
“We’ve already missed the shuttle”
      — Can you guys just make a decision

Aunts and uncles hold hands at the beach
Cousins share laughs and Dos Equis
Photos are taken, affections are shared
     — I just love these reunions with family

NaPoWriMo2019logo Day Twenty prompt: Write a poem grounded in language as it is spoken – not necessarily the grand, dramatic speech of a monologue or play, but the messy, fractured, slangy way people speak in real life.

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