The long weekend, a time to get away, to wait for hours in lines of traffic from Friday afternoon to Saturday morning and again from Monday afternoon until late evening, bumper to bumper in August heat. Campgrounds are filled to capacity with people and noise all day and much of the night. I concluded years ago that long weekends are for local events and family visits avoiding the stresses of highway congestion. The inner city, so quiet and peaceful after the big exit.
vacate or stay?
twenty-eighteen (2018) choice for some
while millions wander
fleeing fire, drought and war
homes and habitats destroyed