Away From It All

woman in gray jacket sitting on gray tent looking at mountains during daytime
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Away from it all

No need for those masks

Cutting firewood –

Drawing water – your only tasks

Away from it all – it feels so free

None of the concerns of the big city

And yet the holiday will come to an end

But don’t worry about that till next weekend



Photo courtesy of Artur Malishkevych

It had started out as the ideal vacation.  For a package deal, it was amazing.  The food was good, the hotel luxurious, and the tropical location breathtaking.

Marvin’s sense of humor had long made Marge cringe at times, and she had grown to ignore some of his more right-wing and xenophobic views.  But she wasn’t prepared for the consequences of the two factors coming together while on the sightseeing excursion to the outer islands.

“Marvin, did you really have to tell the joke about the Jamaican, the Englishman and the China-man?”

“But it was funny,” he said defensively.

“Yeah? As funny as the one about the Englishman that tells a rude joke in front of his Jamaican tour guide and a boat-load of Chinese tourists?”

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Sunday Photo Fiction – Aug 25 2019