Summer Begins

The woman who forecasts the weather is looking
A little more carnivorous than usual as she describes
The wretchedness of the three days to come. Memorial
Day weekend, the springboard to summer, will feel, she
Is warning, like midway through autumn. We'll have
To wear sweatshirts. We won't use the pool. When
The kids all come over, the hot dogs and buns will
Remain in the freezer. Hot chocolate will do, maybe
Movies or board games. The weekend's been ruined
Before it's begun... and that woman keeps flashing
Those teeth.

Poetry by Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2021-05-28 at 10:18

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Bibek The PoetBay support member heart!
Ha! I had a good laugh at the last line. Newsreaders indeed have a habit of flashing their jack-o-lantern smiles from time to time, no matter how dismal the news they're reading is. Nicely done, Larry!

one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
Great opening lines, Larry. What follows, too.