My son and his new wife
bought a place in Vieques–
it’s painted a brilliant white,
with shell pink accents. Stunning green
snake plants with crisp curvy edges
surround the edges.

It is fair to say 
most family vacations 
involve some drama, but
not this one where the turquoise water
is everywhere and drinks with rum
are made with fresh coconut.

I will spare you the guady details.

There is another name for the
sharp, spiky snake plant
Mother-in-Law’s Tongue.