i cancel my trip to boston
will scratch and score
to reroute and reform
5-10 day summer vacation

i have been to lexington
have spun through gratz park
to the writing center
left the car parked on the street

have made beelines to W. 6th
for beer and fish
stood staring up at
the t-shirt souvenirs

figured out how to hop through indies
backwards and pass
out fried chicken in the car
handing thighs over the headrest

i have spent the last few years
wingless in the kibbutz of kentucky
cocooning on zillow to see
the real estate “just for me!’

wonder why my grandmother
left so wounded with her
colony of children and never looked back?
i will set my monarch gps for the cracks