Wednesday, May 03, 2006

But I've Never Been to Baja

we bounced around the bus
looked out the windows
and talked
saw the world of Minneapolis
from inside a bus
noses just over the sills
talked
waved
hair whipping around from the open windows
and we saw Baja
on the big screen
the big huge curving tall
look I can see my shadow waving
if I stand up tall enough
and the fish
and the elephant seals
and the coral
and the whales in the oasis
of Baja
before we boarded the bus
to look at Minneapolis
in the other direction
with its green and its cliffs
and its paddleboats
and we missed the turn-off
for Baja
so now I've still
not
ever
been
there

- ob

5 comments:

Roberta said...

I've never been to Baja either, but after reading that I certainly had fun with you on your bus ride. :D

the old bag said...

Roberta -- thanks for stopping by!

I'd say you shoulda been there but I'm not sure you shoulda. :-]

Shawn Kielty said...

I remember the last field trip I was on -- it was to the jelly belly factory. Wow -- was very excitibg and filled with sugary goodness.

It was quite fun.

the old bag said...

Wow, your teachers were actually fun! :-]

Shawn Kielty said...

Actually I was a parent for that one. And the kids were fun.