AS I RECALL
As I recall it was December
When a blizzard closed down O’Hare
I was sick of northern winters
While the sun was shining south somewhere
I remembered in a magazine
Pictures of a tropic scene
In the sunny Caribbean
So, I called my friendly travel agent
Send me somewhere it's hot
When I asked her for suggestions
She said "Antigua, maybe Montserrat
I replied, "I just don't know"
"just as long as there isn't snow"
She just laughed, "when can you go?"
Quit my job and sold my car on Friday
Bought a video on water sports
Gave up suits and sweaters all to goodwill
Shopped for sandals, found some neon shorts
All my friends said "Dave, you're nuts"
Trader Vicks sells coconuts
Seems to us you're in a rut
At the airport, all the seats were taken
Travelers were sitting on the floor
When I heard a voice behind me
"Sir, there's always room for more
I think I saw you in the parking lot
Ten degrees and she still looked hot
Cupid aimed and took his shot
What can you say to an unknown lady
And be politically correct
If you can't improve on silence
You risk showing disrespect
"excuse me please but I’d like to know
How a flower blooms in snow"
She just smiled and said "hello"
Copyright © david lines | Year Posted 2019
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