Looking out my Backdoor: Wait Until We Get Back
Last updated 10/27/2023 at 12:26pm
Two of my friends are touring Italy.
Their husbands did not want to go.
The women said, “That’s okay. We will go ourselves.
You keep the home fires burning.”
When we get back, we will have so much
To tell you. One friend, the one from Washington,
Sends photos, photos of famous palaces, pictures
Of hotel rooms, of food, of streets, of stores.
Now and then we see a picture of each of them,
Usually sitting at a plate of food, looking glad.
Or looking exhausted. Or, one with my friend from Minnesota,
Who looks like she is thinking, “This is it? This is all?”