I want to delete my review on yelp.
About how stuffy and suffocating the place I am at is
As soon as I see a family in a mood very different from my own
– Thank you, daddy. Thank you. I owe you. –
Laughter. Dad (in charge), smiling wife, giddy kids, the youngest – loudest – daddy/ I owe you.
My mind fills in the detour they took to this hole-in-the-wall-waterpark-hotel. (You probably don’t know that I mean it literally, but regardless…)
I picture their conversation as the snow started, this April fools joke of a snowstorm derailing their Spring-weekend-plans that must have included proverbial cleaning -Lowes and Home Goods, maybe gardening and definitely hope.
Instead – excitement, all this joy.
Daddy. Thank you. Thank you.
I can’t find the review
to get rid of my tired bitterness or
out of the context of this place.
My mind is in some postmodern race with my fingers to undo the damage and that takes me further and further from where the review I left is
Is yelp for happy yelping or angry yelling?
Or yelping and yelling while you look for where to go eat or sleep, depending on who is looking and with whom?
Endless potpourri of questions irrelevant
I must find the review and delete its contents
take the guts out of that darkness
So when it snows again in May, a family
Somewhere down route 495 on a Friday
From lacrosse practice or after a fight
Finds these sugar coated flickering lights
And kids beg yet another dad
Just for a weekend
No arcade. We promise.