Rusticating

Found out from Captains Courageous
We’re “rusticating” the kids, like true tycoons
And Manuelo sings beautifully with different words
My wife’s favorite song:
“Got no mansion, got no yacht, still I’m happy with what I got.
I got the sun in the morning and the moon at night.”
Plus he plays the hurdy gurdy
And anybody that plays the hurdy gurdy is all right in my book

I’ve stood at that statue for the sailors lost at sea in Gloucester
We used to drive up there for brunch
Sometimes for a change of scenery
Back when Erik was in love
With his convertible Saab
& I walked barefoot across parquet floors in the Back Bay
Snubbing my nose at the common folk that drove cars to work
And paving the way for my own rustication

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2 thoughts on “Rusticating”

  1. “Snubbing my nose at the common folk that drove cars to work
    And paving the way for my own rustication”

    I once owned a Saab, he says, head hanging in shame. Or should I say, it once owned me?

    Now I better recognize those with true prestige and status. They have simple used cars. Those superior to them ride bikes instead. The truly noble walk. And the greatest of them all, walk barefoot.

    1. Down Commonwealth Ave into the public gardens and then through the Boston common and just a block past the Tall Buildings, it was a lovely walk to work. Too bad they don’t much allow barefeet in Tall Buildings, eh?

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