In Summer We Stand Up

Now that the summer’s gone
and the Station Wagon is rusted
into the American lexicon,
and the family is fully adjusted–
two kids, two jobs, and not enough–
we needn’t dream of vacations,
or waste our mileage on the stuff
that our parents had given up,
and there is nothing missing, my son:
not dollars, nor minutes, nor love,
but the old will to simply stand-up.

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