Hot coffee in a mug from the Adirondacks
from a vacation of hikes, kayaks,
time to meander.
I don’t wonder why people buy souvenirs.
My mug returns me to a sunny day.
My t-shirt recalls a brisk jolt of mountain air.
The Adirondacks! Oh, how’s the weather there today?
I ponder, I sip, I am there
on the trails, on the water, in peace.
I know why I buy souvenirs.
– to hug my holiday forever
in my memory and my heart,
sometimes to share with friends
over a cup of tea.