An ode to one fine day

The kids on their trikes

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Were soaking up warmth

They were kicking up leaves

Like men on death row

With the hope of reprieves.

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"The snow is a'coming!"

Old Tom Skilling said,

"Get ready for Tuesday!"

We shivered with dread.

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But in this last moment

This last day of nice

When leaves paved the streets —

So much nicer than ice —

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Folks went to the parks

And we went out on strolls

No time to spend fretting

CHICAGO

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