by Samuel De Lemos
We are messy campers
Our campground isn’t littered.
It’s just that everyone around me
except one neighbor have new rigs,
new trucks, large and expensive toys.
I have a 70’s pop up that I love.
It’s constantly needing attention.
Yesterday, I sewed the netting.
The door doesn’t close right.
The color is faded.
My daughter’s boyfriend Nic
Said, “it was camping swag.”
Like me, he loves it.
My neighbor has
a 70’s camper too.
When I saw his, I loved it.
I told her, “your camper’s cool.”
I finally got the the door fixed.
That got Nic -oohing-
I improved my camping experience
by a margin of twenty.
Even my wife said with a smile and hug,
“I’ll give you a little treat.”
I bet my neighbors don’t get that
kind of attention,
all their toys work fine.