Where The Popsicles Are-158

Cape Cod 2001

There were the lobsters the mussels and shrimp.
There were our friends,
And there was you.

It was the shoulder season on Cape Cod.
The time when the locals take back their towns.
Labor Day was past, we were the present.

The Sagamore bridge led us to Sandwich,
Where the sea air wrapped us in cool embrace
With the promise of lobsters, mussels and shrimp.

Your life had changed by now.
You traveled with clouds of uncertainty.
Our friends at the Cape loved you all the more.

We spent a day on the water, on Al’s boat.
Under the Sagamore bridge on the canal out into the bay,
We reveled in the September sun and the sea.

We drove through history another day to Provincetown.
Past timeless buildings on the Grand Army of the Republic Highway,
Pausing in Wellfleet for scallops and wine, and talking as old friends do.

You soaked it all in those September days.
I could see it in your eyes. I could see it in the color of your cheeks.
In the dark of the Forestdale woods they shined their shine.

It was the shoulder season on Cape Cod.
There were the lobsters and the mussels and the shrimp.
There were our friends,
And there was you.

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About Bob Kallberg

Retired reporter. Concentrating now on recounting Joanie's 12 year battle with cancer, a battle she waged with extreme courage, determination and an indomitable spirit, that, for me, serves as an example.
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