First day of the April holidays

First day of the April holidays,
lines of bumper to bumper vehicles block the A30
like a glistening metallic snake.
April heat wave burns the occupants into seething tempers
and steaming Volkswagen campers litter the hard shoulder.
The beaches have been invaded by hordes of lager drinking tourists,
bikini clad teenagers devastating golden sand
with discarded food wrappers and used nappies.
At five the crowds retreat,
to Sun voucher caravan parks and Wetherspoon’s
and I can finally escape to the supermarket.