I paint my nails orange
and put a transfer tattoo
of Wonder Woman on my ankle. 

Seventeen, sunscreen,
Tab, Twizzlers,
and a transistor radio
go into a big straw tote.   

I put on Holly Golightly sunglasses
and wedged sandals.
I jam my sister’s floppy hat
on my ironed hair. 

In my polka-dotted sundress
I am a fourteen-year-old
headed for summer.
Try and stop me.