Hearting Orlando


On the lake,


some folks ski

some go tubing.


and some stay on the beach.


Some like to go fast,
while others like to putter along the edge of the lake,
looking at docks and houses.


Some folks have cigar boats


some prefer kayaks

some like pontoon boats,
booze barges, my mother-in-law called them.


Some folks leave their pets at home,
while others bring their Corgis.


On the lake,
we float over each other’s waves
and say not Dammit
but Wheee!

On the water,
we show consideration for each other
and obey certain rules of etiquette
to keep us all safe
while allowing us to enjoy the water
as we will,
each in our own way.


For the life of me,
I don’t see why we can’t
live together on land
as we do on water.

1 Comment

  1. Denniele Bohannon

    Beautifully stated!

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