Saul Steinberg, Western Highway in Pyramidal Form, c. 1968
Kiss your best friend Stephanie goodbye.
Pray that she will miss you all week long.
Hope she won’t replace you or go swimming or have fun.
Then, pack your Mickey Mouse shirt and strike out.
Stretch and sprawl across the wide back seat.
Squint at pinholes in the canopy.
Let your daddy drive and smoke and drive and smoke some more.
Contemplate The Beatles. Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Take your last vacation as a kid.
Dig for prizes in your Cracker Jacks.
Crank your window down and feel the suction of the speed
Strip the glitter from your fairy wings.