Story Time Friday – Weird Weather We’re Having

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I moved to Colorado in August. You all know that. You probably also know that back in New York I spent most of the winter shoveling snow…a lot of snow…a lot of the time. Here in Colorado I have barely had to touch snow. But from what I’ve been told, that’s normal for this part of the state. What’s not normal is the weather happening back in New York. Yes, there have been a few storms and people are freaking out. But still, it’s been very warm and an overall lack of snow from what I’ve heard. Maybe global warming/cooling is a real thing after all? This poem’s playing with the past, present, and future of the month’s weather.
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by Robert Zimmermann

In February
the snow piles
high. Tall walls
enclosing country roads,
and shoveled footpaths.

Rural towns
feel like cities.
Street corners
mounds of snow
high, scraping the sky.

become beachfront property,
with fields
rolling in drifting waves
of powder.

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This February
even the smallest dogs
can peek over snow piles.
Even a day’s snow fall
can not contain green grass.

still roll down the streets,
never having traded wheels
for bindings and boots.

The dress code:
t-shirts and jeans,
maybe a light jacket.

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This year
may be warm.

Scared yet?

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How to Submit:

For those who wish to be part of Story Time Friday in the near future, you can send submissions to the email address that I formerly used for review requests (but don’t anymore since I’m retired . . . don’t try to be clever and slip one in 😛 ): Be sure to use the subject “Story Time Friday Submission” and send your piece as an attachment (.doc/.docx would be best). Any other questions, feel free to comment here or contact me through the blog’s contact form.

Hope to hear from some writers soon!



One response to “Story Time Friday – Weird Weather We’re Having

  1. This one was really great Rob! I am sitting here freezing while I’m reading it wondering when this madness will end. The weather man says by Thursday it will be 60, after another 1 inch of snow/ice possible on Monday. Whatever. February has proven to be the most unpredictable winter month since living in Charlotte!

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