Long Pond and Staub

Long Pond and Staub

If you drive south on Long Pond Road
From the lake, at the corner of Staub Road
There’s a willow tree, that, as long as you’re
A couple cars back at the light, provides a
Shade, which gives you a chance to think
About how sweaty you are on a
Great-lakes humid, July-hot day.

You might think back to the fourth when dogs
Chased ugly Americans away from pick-up
Basketball games, and ghost-white
Rochestarians donned their old fashion
Bikinis, looking more like work clothes than
Sexy swimwear. A case of lubricated minute
Nostalgic tidbits was bartered for a laugh.

Then a horn blows and snaps you back to
A hospital balloon delivery you have
To make dressed as a pink gorilla.
What a wonderful summer job: spreading
Joy while suffering so much humiliation.
Yet, it’s worth the hassle to enjoy good
Times with folks who remember and care.

Copyright, Doug Stuber, 1987. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given, and with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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