Snow in February? Get over it, Chicago

Snowplow overturns on tracks

Emergency workers remove a small snowplow from Union Pacific tracks at College Avenue in Wheaton, Ill. The snow plow had overturned, causing delays for commuters. (Jon Langham, for the Tribune / February 26, 2013)

The snow fell like bullets

The people cried, "Wait!

It cannot be snowing!

Why, look at the date!

"We're almost in March

This is no time for sleet!

It's too late for plowing

The slush from the street!

"Too late for the scrapers

And shovels and salt!

This late-breaking snow

It must come to a halt!"

This snow was as shocking

As host Seth MacFarlane

(A sexist? A racist?

Or was he a darlin'?)

And speaking of Oscar,

That silly boob song?

Not grandly offensive

And yet somehow wrong.

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