Thursday, April 14, 2011

Finagling Floatopia

Image by chrisroll via

Though Isla Vista is connected
to Santa Barbara, it's rejected
for not fitting the perspective
of the overall collective.

Students come and go so much
leaving rental damage and such
that people fear the things they touch
and that the city will be their crutch.

It doesn't help the city any
when students roam the streets a-plenty.
They rarely have more than a penny
to pay to clean up after many.

It's not so much to ask, I think,
for masses to need permits to drink.
If the Foatopians don't want to sink
someone must write their name in ink.

or just sit drinking from their flask?
Be safe and clean up is all that we ask
for floaters to float and sunbathers to bask.

© Rachel Hoyt 2011.  All rights reserved.

My NaPoWriMo poem #15


  1. Thats the most colorful and entertaining way I've ever heard anyone say... Get off my lawn!.. JK!.. ;)

    Wonderful petition, Rachel!.. =)

  2. If they don't want any more kids around, they should just get their floatopian tubes tied.

  3. oh nothing worse than a floater. Especially in a pool...



Rhyming or not, I would like a lot to hear the thoughts my words brought...