We’re in the middle of a nor’easter.
With winds gusting up to 71 mph.
Howling winds are keeping me inside,
but my mind can wander where it wills…
Someplace warm like
Tamarindo beach in Costa Rica
Restaurants with palm trees and swings for seats.
Ocean kayaking on calm seas
Out to an island covered with hermit crabs
And bleached shells dumped by fishermen.
The same way Nantucket’s fishermen dump conch shells
up on the beach.
Heading back after snorkeling.
We saw luminescent fish, puffers, eels, so many kinds.
A thick book and a chaise lounge.
One more dip in the pool.
Howler monkeys beat howling winds, any day.